First off, why is this happening? Thoughts on La Nina, active solar storm season, and global warming all come to one’s mind. With solar storms come beautiful auroras, that were highly visible last Tues in some parts of the world (image above is Matthew Hodges‘). Now, what can one do for the garden? Well, mostly [...]
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Rice Paddy Art! I came across this at GardenDesign.com. It takes a village of work and several different kinds of rice, but the outcome is amazing. According to Anna Laurent’s article, this new style of art has attracted over 170,000 visitor’s to Japan’s small village of Inkadate, and rightly so. (photos by Karaponeyami and [...]
Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. You won’t be disappointed. Part of the University of Minnesota, it is home to wild and landscaped gardens alike. With 12.5 miles of trails, there’s hardly enough time in one visit. My family and I walked through the gardens closest to the main building, and then drove the 3 mile [...]
Bonsai is an ancient art form, as well as a practice in nature, originating in China. Chinese Bonsai is inspired from myth and appears very animal like, recalling thoughts of serpents and dragons through gnarled stem and roots. Later, the Japanese adopted it as a form of Zen Buddhism, mimicking a more natural tree landscape, [...]
Wendy’s fanciful paintings are inspired from nature and probably a few fantasy novels. Small and delicate, her paintings are little gardens in inch form. Take a look at her website, and fall in love with this Austin, Texas, artist’s imagination. (art is available for purchase at Whatley’s Etsy store)
Nature can twist the emotions of man, as well as offer peaceful meditations. These photos beckon us to enjoy her tranquility (captured on film with a Holga and then cross-processed). They can be viewed along with a few other beauties at Lindsey’s etsy page.