Outside, among all my zen gardens and ponds and water basins and bamboo and ferns and wabi sabi pines, my husband has built me something wonderful.
Follow the path to the entrance to my outdoor haven of peaceful, quiet tranquility.
Part of the greenhouse was constructed with old, recycled materials. The red door is half of a french door with leaded glass panes. Some of the windows come from an older building. The sink inside cost $5.00. My husband has put in electricity to hook up a fan for warm weather and a heater for cooler weather. He built this greenhouse from scratch and even put a weather vane on the roof.
I found this sign in a second hand store. I think it belongs above the door to my greenhouse.
The greenhouse, like all my zen gardens surrounding my home, has become an extension of my
art... surrounding myself with what I like and is pleasing to my eye.
Step inside. Perfectly tranquil, far removed from the world's turmoil....
To experience that elusive feeling of harmony and balance, we embrace our true nature and recognize the cycles of the natural world and our place within it.
Bird cages, small bonsai plants, gourd, seed pods, bird nests, all favorites and all pleasing to my eye.
Collections: driftwood from my beach below the cliff, rocks, bird nests, simply arranged.
I have often been asked what I thought was the secret of Buddha's smile. It is--it can only be--that he smiles at himself for searching all those years for what he already possessed. Paul Brunton.
Ring the bell on the way out. Thank you for visiting.
"The only journey is the journey within." ---Rainer Maria Rilke