Day 187: Something Beautiful—Long green lawns

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

While thinking about why I love about Lake Geneva, it occurred to me that I am exceedingly fond of the long green lawns. The carpet that rolls from the hill on which the house is situated descending to the the lake’s edge. They remind me of the long sprawling farmhouse lawns near where I grew up. Old Victorian farmhouses set back from the road on gravel drives. Canopied with wide-armed oaks and the graceful limbs of sugar maples. Inviting a blanket, a book, and some hours lost in the cool, sun dappled summer afternoon on a long green lawn — lungo prato verde.

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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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