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Visit to Gibbs Gardens and Ellijay, GA 10/30-11/1/2022

I went with my Beloved to the talk of “Gibbs Gardens” and such a labor of landscaped love. The owner, Mr. Gibbs started taking 300 acres and transforming from the 1980s until 2012 into a beautiful garden of many of nature's serene surroundings. It was near Halloween and Day of the Dead holidays. This is a landscapers and photographer's dream to go.

I was driving slowly and my speed driven husband likes to rush to the destination then relax. I drove and said, “Why don’t you learn to relax, going to, during and from your destination to relax.” You can do this because you choose. It was a great realization as he kept prompting to pass this driver or move faster. We could see the change of the colors of the leaves, the pastures, cows and nature’s expression of Fall - the season of bounty, gratitude and beautiful surrender into death. Death of the old ways, habits and past looking forward to the future in wholeness renewed.

We stayed in a cabin on a farm. It was a beautiful weekend meeting folks and going forward in our lives to transform in our relationships to self in the past two months and with each other. A surrender that change is good and self empowerment was being achieved.