Sunday, November 05, 2006

Serenity Garden

Japanese garden. Brooklyn Botanical Garden. August 2006.
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"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order." ~ John Burroughs
The path winds around the pond, past green bamboo and a turtle family sunning on the rocks; up a slope with a weeping willow hanging limp branches over the water and past waterfalls dripping softly into the pond. Side paths lead to hidden benches and Japanese temples, then back to the main walk; all around the quiet garden. Here in the shade of trees, a small arched bridge to the tiny emerald island; no one walks here. The water is still, reflecting the blue sky and trees. This is serenity; a place to think, a place to put our senses in order.

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