\ ROB-uh-ruhnt \, adjective, noun;
1. Strengthening; restoring vigor.
1. A strengthening medicine; a tonic; a restorative.
Today was a picture perfect Saturday that was also roborant and refreshing. Saturdays never used to be a day that restored vigor for me. They used to the busiest day at the store. Those were the days where I felt like I had no love or patience left in me. Where I snapped at small children and the hot tamales are all that got me through.
But now I work the hours country songs sing about, 9-5. Weekends are now real ends to my week. Today was a beautiful 69 degrees. I grabbed my pink camera that used to be Grandma Doris’ and drove to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I sent my Grandma bright red leaves from my first Fall in NC, and she kept them for six years. This warmed my heart an overwhelming amount. I thought the first pictures I took with the pink camera should be of bright red leaves.
Fall hasn’t officially peaked yet, so I knew I’d have to drive to higher elevations to see the drastic color change. So I chose 6,684 feet tall at Mt. Mitchell. The breathtaking drive, the quiet trails, the smell of autumn…it was a roborant Saturday. The hours of solitude restored more vigor than I knew I had. Dedicated to the sweetest Grandma there ever was, Doris Elizabeth.