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Monday, November 11, 2013

Zen Monday #267

 

How about some actual Zen for Zen Monday? I mean, you know, Zen. What feels Zen-like to you?



21 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

Idyllic peaceful spot. Lovely!

Bellis said...

The zen of garden maintenance: listen to the plants, they will tell you what they need.

Eric Baker said...

Lovely hidden pond
With sun bathing green water
Yearns for a reader

Petrea Burchard said...

So different from our usual snarky Zen Monday! Lovely haiku, Eric. Bellis, you remind me that gardening is meditation, not work. And Lauren, you remind me of why it's worth it.

Laura Monteros said...

Being finally finished with all the big pieces for a mag I'm working on. That is zen. Peace.

altadenahiker said...

Oh, such a great place to visit, now and zen.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Norton Simon garden.

Petrea Burchard said...

Being finished. Laura, it's a dream of mine. I always start something new before I finish the old thing so it's my fault I'm never finished.

I agree, Karin. Loved the gentleman gardener.

PA, it's the Storrier Stearns. If you haven't seen it, try it out. I'll post the link.

Katie said...

Beautiful spot! Sitting by this pond on a warm day in a comfy reclining chair with a good book would be zen enough for me.

Bellis said...

It's an amazing photo. Almost looks photoshopped, but I know you didn't. I love the different colors of the water, and it calms me just to look at it - which is what Japanese gardens are meant to do. I love Karin's comment.

Petrea Burchard said...

Karin made me think of my friend Randy Fuller, who writes a column about wine:
http://www.nowandzin.com/

I'd like that, too, Katie. They have some good spots.

Bellis, I don't think I'd know how to use Photoshop. I used the defining tool in iPhoto, and that's it. It sharpens the photo a bit.

Book Dragon said...

I actually said "Oh. That's nice." out loud. So glad I'm home alone.

Petrea Burchard said...

Oh, that's nice, Book Dragon! Sometimes surfing the web is not a silent activity.

Jean Spitzer said...

Can't believe I missed it, I used to walk in that area, a lot.

Petrea Burchard said...

It's been there for a long time but only recently opened to the public, Jean. The heir to the original owners has restored the garden to its historic state.

TheChieftess said...

Storrier Stearns??? Where is that???

Quiet Contemplation....

Petrea Burchard said...

Chieftess, it's on Arlington, right across from Arlington Gardens on the south side of the street.

Ms M said...

Ah, just what I need right now -- along with a good book or two, and some fine wine.

Petrea Burchard said...

You're a genius, Ms M.

Clifford Beshers said...

I can't believe I missed actual Zen. That makes me so angry!

Petrea Burchard said...

Damn it! I guess this one isn't working for you, Cliff. Let's go drink.