middle ground

Om Shanti Shanti Chanticleer

I live around the corner from the wonderful Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne, PA.

The gardens opened on March 31st and I have enjoyed walking here whenever I can. Every time there is a shift and something to catch my attention and bring awe… and peace. Being in these special gardens replenishes mind, body and spirit.

This is my happy and peaceful place. My husband Don refers to it as Om Shanti Shanti Chanticleer. It’s so true. It brings peace within and without, and connects me the universe. Being in nature and appreciating the creativity and fellow bravado of garden lovers really fills me up!

Enjoy these captures from the first awakenings of Spring 💕

The sweetest nest ❤️

About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

30 comments on “Om Shanti Shanti Chanticleer

  1. Oh my, Sporing has most certainly sprung dear lady, these are lovely and warm 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋

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  2. I lived 15 minutes from Longwood Gardens for a few years and felt the same way. It could turn my mood around in 5 minutes. Better than any pharmaceuticals! Nature has powerful healing powers.

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  3. Be still my heart! ❤

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  4. I find myself breathing deeper just looking at your photos. Being in nature revives my soul too. I’ve learned I need to be outside each day.

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  5. Peaceful, pastoral and oh so pretty!

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    • Thank you Cindy❣️As we move and into the growing season, there is often an edge to the designer’s palette that inspires and intrigues. Love this unfolding of nature along with human artistry 💝


  6. Nothing beats the energy of a peaceful garden Val, and these Spring blooms are just beautiful.. Such a peaceful energy to the photos.. I can see why you love it so much… Many thanks for sharing.. May we all find our sacred Om Shanti Shanti.
    Peace be with you dear Val.. ❤ 🙏

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  7. Beautiful photos of a lovely place! How wonderful to love close to a naturally cultivated place of peace and beauty. 💜

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  8. What a grand way to shift one’s day. Thank you for sharing with us Val!

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  9. I can see why these gardens provide peace and joy for you, Val. What a gorgeous place for respite and recollection. Thank you for sharing. 💞🌸

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  10. Anonymous

    A fine set of photographs. I particularly like the two groups framed by the circles of their pots

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  11. So pretty, Val!

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  12. Beautiful captures. It’s spring in your neck of nature!

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  13. Ah…such a calming effect to scroll through your beautiful photos of nature’s beauty opening…Thank YOU!

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  14. Such a beautiful place Val. Your images are marvellous.

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