Wednesday, September 24, 2014

lingering light Part 2



Clarity, cold wax and oil painting by Donna Watson

I decided to divide up my blog posts on my gardens and green house into 3 parts.  My last blog post showed images of my green house or Zen House as I like to call it.  These images here are outside around the the Zen House.

Pots of plants, including a bonsai gingko and a weeping Japanese maple tree near my front porch.

"Silence is essential for deep transformation.  It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become 
deep and effective.  Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to 
see things more clearly; to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us."  
                                                                 -----  Thich Nhat Hanh

Small pond with gold fish


"I walk into a poem and walk out someone else."  Nayyirah Waheed

Large stone water basin

Bamboo water feature with stone lantern and laughing Buddha with Japanese maples and
deer ferns

"The only people who ever get anyplace interesting are the people who get lost."  
Henry David Thoreau

Large water basin with stone Carp, stone temple, stone rabbit with Japanese maple and gingko bush

Large sitting Buddha, natural stone temple, moss garden

Near my Meditation Path,  with tall Honeysuckle bush

Shade garden with bird bath, shade plants, ferns, wisteria on Torii Gate

Wisteria blooming in August

Sit and be still
until in the time 
of no rain you hear
beneath the dry wind's 
commotion in the trees
the sound of flowing
water among the rocks,
a stream unheard before,
and you are where
breathing is a prayer.
Wendell Berry




12 comments:

Seth said...

There is so much beauty in serenity in all these images. Ahhhhhhh...

Magdalena said...

Beautiful garden...so much harmony...so much love

Debbie said...

So beautiful, no wonder your work is so serene

Jo Murray said...

Love your painting....but your garden s superb!

Judy Shreve said...

Your gardens are a painting - a poem - just beautiful and thought provoking.
Love your quotes too. I've just discovered Nayyirah Waheed and reading Salt for the first time.
And, of course, Clarity is wonderful.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Your garden is magical - such a peaceful sanctuary...

susan bowers said...

I want to be there - where breathing is a prayer.... sounds perfect. A privilege to have a wander around your zen garden. I can feel the tranquility from here Donna. Soul food.

Velma Bolyard said...

how can you NOT be out in that garden?

Kelly M. said...

I would never leave this sacred place. Divine!

Emma said...

Your Zen House & the path leading to it are just beautiful. I love Reflections & Landmark, so quiet.

Noela Mills said...

Beautiful

Sand Hill Art said...

May I post the "small pond with goldfish" photo to my FB page? With credit of course.