Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Japanese Gardens at the Huntington

There is something so serene and lovely about a japanese garden. If you are going to meditate, this is the place to do it. And who doesn't love a arched Japanese bridge? (Just look at Monet!) I didn't get any shots of the fish in this garden but there were plenty of orange and gold koi in the ponds.

Without any intentional fancy way of adjusting yourself,
to express yourself as you are,
is the most important thing.

Shunryu Suzuki

All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything.
What we think
we become.


The world is like a mirror you see?
Smile and your friends smile back.

~Japanese Zen Saying

Student says "I am very discouraged. What should I do?"
Master says, "Encourage others."

~Zen Proverb

My sister Penny and Benjamin (my nephew) enjoying the beautiful, shaded pathways ...

The fundamental delusion of humanity 
is to suppose that I am here 
and you
are out there.

~Yasutani Roshi

Do not speak 
unless it improves on silence.

~Buddhist Saying

Penny and Ben picked up camellias that had fallen from the trees ...
so sweet, his little hand next to hers.

The quieter you become, 
the more you can hear.

~Yatsutani Roshi

Blessings and light for a beautiful week!
~And still more of the gardens to come!

For more about the Japanese garden at the Huntington click HERE


Cristina Deboni said...

Che posto incantevole e fiabesco, tu lo hai fotografo in modo fantastico. Complimenti, ciao Cri : )

Joyce said...

Love, love the beautiful photos to go hand and hand with the beautiful words of wisdom. I can almost image the perfect day it was for you!! xo

erin's art and gardens said...

oh how i love a japanese garden!! your photos are beautiful AND colorful (compared to mine...you were right on about that!) my fave image is of your sister and nephew...so sweet!! it looks like you had a wonderful day....
p.s. everything in my life seems to be going softer these days...hmmmmm.....just another stage, i spose. i still love color too!

Pierre said...

Beautiful and serene series of images!

mermaid gallery said...

such a peaceful, restful post....love camelias.....it is all so serene....simply lovely.....


Peaceful and lovely Japanese gardens , the ideal place for meditation!!!
Very interesting post , thank you !!!

Unknown said...

Japanese gardens are gorgeous. Amazing tree in the 5th shot. All photos are beautiful!

jane said...

:) i was just having offer with a friend that just got back from calf. she went on and on how her favorite place were these amazing gardens... huntington... :)

rjerdee said...

A lovely walk in the park, thank you!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the comments, ladies and gents.
And Jane, I can't believe your friend was just there! Synchronicity!