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
"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.