I think that's why I like the arboretum so much. It takes me a long time to get there, but once I get there I don't regret it. I feel more relaxed, like I can breath easy again even though I did not know I had been holding my breath. It's just so quiet compared to the constant noise of the city. Last weekend I went with +Aubrey and +Philip when they came to visit in Daegu. We had a nice time walking around and I got to take some snapshots with my new Totoro figure. For those of you who don't know, Totoro is a forest spirit from the Miyazaki film My Neighbor Totoro. It was a good excuse to go out and about in the greenery.
This weekend I went for a little hike to Mt. Palgong. It was about an hour bus ride from downtown, but I was excited to actually drive through the countryside! I drooled over the amount of nurseries and plant shops we passed, even though I can't purchase anything. I certainly miss being close to the country side. The central coast of California has spoiled me.