Tag Archives: Japanese Gardens

Weekly Photo Challenge: SERENITY

I love it! As my friends said on the rustic sign they hurriedly hung on a tree in the wooded entry drive to their new house: SERENITY NOW! My friends found — or attempted to create — their serenity in the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Lilacs

“How can you bear to leave your Japanese garden?” Friends asked us that over and over when we were leaving Roslyn.  Fair question. We’d begun the garden years before, inspired by

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A “Borrowed View” —

The Japanese have a concept called shakkei,  or “borrowed view.” Here’s a definition: “When during design and construction of a Japanese garden nearby or distant landscape and landmarks are taken into consideration, and used in such a way that it appears … Continue reading

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LILACS

“How can you bear to leave your Japanese garden?” Friends asked us that over and over when we were leaving Roslyn.  Fair question. We’d begun the garden years before, inspired by my toddler memories of drifts of cherry blossoms. For … Continue reading

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