Early Morning/Cazenovia Park

This photo was sent to me by my cousin, Joe Verrastro, artist and photographer. He sent it in response to a post I wrote recently regarding my own thoughts on spirituality (click here to read it)...one way he gets in touch with the Divine is through his lens and his art...and it's easily apparent. It's a shot of Cazenovia Park (commonly called Caz' Park in Buffalo) in the early hours, thus the title of the photo is the same as the title of this post.

Caz' park is a city park and part of the Fredrick Law Olmstead Park System (F.L.O. also designed, among many others, Central Park in NYC). This photo, I think, epitomizes not just Urban Simplicity but simplicity in general...tranquility. Looking at it makes me want to just sit on the ground with my back against a tree and rest for a while...forget about the harried pace of life and just rest (thanks Joe!).

If you'd like to learn more about Cazenovia Park, click here and here. If you'd like to read more about Frederick Law Olmstead, click here.