this month, i found serenity in my grandparents’ yard. After being in the US for 25 years, I went to visit my family in Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. My grandfather lives on the outskirts of the town, in now-aged one story home with a small plot of land, filled with veggies and flowers (now beautifully kept up by my cousin). As I sat on a bench in the yard, soaking in the warmth of the sun and delicate scents in the air, I realized how much has changed over the years – and yet how little has changed on that particular spot on planet Earth. Everything around me still reminded me of the careless summers I spent there, surrounded by the love of my grandmother and grandfather, free to explore and grow.
this post is a part of a larger project – photographers sharing their search for serenity every month. Please click on over to the blog of Mabel Chow, one of my very favorite photographers, to see her serenity images this month.