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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Garden Inspirations.

I'm back in Oregon, 80% wild and uncharted, where people can go off the grid, get lost and never get found.

I'm searching for inspiration, for my garden, for my soul.

How about this garden space?
How does it make you feel?
Does it tell your story?
Does it make you want to linger and get lost here?


41 comments:

Velva said...

Definitely peaceful. A lot of zen. My only concern...is that I would slip and fall down on my butt.

Cheers.
Velva

rosaria said...

Yeah! Falling down is on my mind too.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Very peaceful, but yes Velva is right you need to be sure footed. Diane

becky said...

It has a certain amount of architecture or sculpture...like two stones walking up a hill...at the edge of balance...they could flip over backyards at any moment...maybe that's the purpose or art statement. Makes me feel uncomfortable and I want to look away...

Retired English Teacher said...

The construction of the garden must have meant that someone moved a lot of rock. Moving rock can be good for the soul, but bad for the back. I find the garden to be inaccessible by the common person, or one who does not have the interest or ability to navigate its slopes and terrain. And yet, there is a kind of symmetry to it all and beauty is there also. I might want to explore it, but it would be a place I would go for comfort because there are too many rocks.

Elizabeth said...

The rocks remind me of the beach where I spent the afternoon. Building such a garden isn't for the faint-hearted since you have to move a lot of weight. I have no idea how large your garden is but why not divide the place and make a rockgarden, rosegarden, a part evergreens, etc. The path through your garden becomes a river through the landscape.

Hope this helps, have a lovely weekend.

Grandmother said...

It needs more water to inspire me but your space should be just what feeds your soul no matter what anyone else feels about it. You're searching. May you find exactly what you need.

yaya said...

It looks cool and refreshing...the rocks are beautiful sculptures...I'm so used to green woods that a change of scenery like that would make me stop and pause.

Eleonora said...

Uphill, but peaceful and engaging. Makes me want to climb up and touch those Pi signs. And then climb some more.

I love you,
Lola

Suz said...

from the photo it has the feeling of things left behind
As i opened your blog I was struck by your header photo...there
there is where I could be...lost in thought...lost in sound and the feeling of mist on my face...and I think cool air...lost in thought and memory....just lovely
hug

Rob-bear said...

I lost my garden when we moved to the apartment building. I have yet to recover. I was building a Celtic meditative garden at the time.
But your picture is superb. May I have a garden like, that, please?

Maria said...

Dear Rosaria, I came to your blog to answer a question about the dessert I posted and as I read your older posts, suddenly grapes seemed very unimportant. But the I thought, how sometimes, we find peace and a bit of comfort in the every day things. First let me say, how sorry I am for the loss of your son. I cannot even begin to imagine how all of your lives have changed. And second, the now trivial reason I came by your blog. Yes, I have made the flognarde with grapes. It is also really good with blueberries. Sending a big hug.

Maria @ A Platter of Figs

Brian Miller said...

my garden is screaming weeds right now...ugh...love those rock doorways...so cool rosaria...

Towanda said...

I love this little spot Rosaria. I can imagine sitting on one of the larger rocks under the large tree on the left and meditating. I like rocks, but then I also feel they are as much alive as any other thing in our world.

potsoc said...

Is that a church or a monastery on top of the hill? The austerity of the place would fit in well in a religious setting.

#1Nana said...

I like live stuff in a garden...rocks just sit there waiting for you to trip.

ellen abbott said...

very nice, calm and contemplative.

That Janie Girl said...

I could definitely get lost there. Beautiful.

oceangirl said...

The garden is beautiful but a little structured. To be lost in nature is the best, but to be lost in the familiar comfort is a blessing.

dianefaith said...

The garden is definitely peaceful, beautiful, and serene, and it would appeal to me on some days, but not every day. I'm a bit messier.

the walking man said...

It tells my story depending on which direction I was traveling and what I saw as I looked through the wormhole doorways.

Downhill towards the water is the easier path that a wiser man would take and uphill the way a more adventurous younger man would travel. I have gone both directions but I think today downhill would be my destination so I could soak my feet, and rest while looking up trail at the terrain of the last nigh 60 years.

stock photo tips said...

You are only lost if you care where you are.

Linda Myers said...

I'd like it if there's a bench right where the camera is, and I don't have to walk up the rocky hill to get to my car.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

it's such a cool and peaceful place, Rosaria! Perfect for reflection and healing.

Pseudo said...

I could hang out here. Very peaceful.

quilterliz said...

G'day Rosaria. I would like to explore that garden, but, I too would be worried about falling on my bottom, though hubby would tell you that there's enough padding on it to cushion any fall !!! Take care. Liz...

SG said...

It makes me want to get lost there for days, weeks, may be even months. I imagine the view of a pool or pond somewhere close (for I love water fronts). And I imagine myself, sitting here quietly, at times pacing slowly in the garden.

erin said...

yes, rosaria, it brings peace. it draws me down, slower. time to sit and be.

last night my son and i went to the nearby river. the water is low. everywhere i looked i gasped. why do i not come here every day, i asked myself. renewed. i was instantly renewed in the deepest ways. this is what they earth does for us when we allow it.

be renewed, dear rosaria.

xo
erin

Joani said...

Peaceful. Mine would have to be on flat ground. Wouldn't want to break anything in this time of my life. Hugs.

pranky said...

the place is so serene n has such calming effect on jus viewing...wow!!!

Maggie May said...

A zen garden with a calming effect. Reminds me of my visit to Japan. in 1999.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, I think it's lovely and peaceful.

RNSANE said...

It looks lovely but I would have difficulty climbing up the walkway. I would like a little waterfall and more green. I don't ask for much, do I?

Vagabonde said...

I read your last updates. How wonderful that you live in a community which is so caring, that must be a lot of comfort. Here, after 35 years, we do not know our neighbors, we tried to welcome the people who moved across from us, but they refused to open their doors, the neighbors behind us had the police come to our house with a warrant because we did not remove branches from our front yard fast enough after a storm ….plus all the houses around us had Sarah Palin signs in their front yard last time, and we did not – I dream sometime of a community of friends who would not judge me badly because of my French accent. I am pleased that you took Newkie – cats are such wonderful companions. Your garden is lovely and peaceful. I would like a huge rock at the bottom of the little pond, with a flat top, to just sit and meditate.

rosaria said...

Thanks for the visit!
This place is attractive in so many ways; but it is also forbidden.
I like rocks to sit on, to indicate water flowing.
But, I like real water more.
Great big rocks that can tumble and crush you, not so.

Resized, this would work for me, especially in a secret garden area, guiding one to a real stream on some big piece of land.
And it would fit my narrative too.

She Writes said...

I like it a lot. It looks old and unplanned, but of course it is planned. I like gardens that ramble and wander and don't assume too much. This one fits.

ain't for city gals said...

It is just a little too much hardscape for me. I prefer softer lines..more flowing. Sometimes you have to work with what you have though..

Amanda said...

i was entranced by this space and then scrolled down and saw you asking the same thing.......

ever since i was a kid and read the secret garden, i wanted one of my own. i must go to oregon some day.

sending love to you, dear rosaria♡

amanda

xoxo

♥ Braja said...

It's peaceful....beautiful....am I spoiling the party, though, if I say that the soul cannot be comforted by such things? The mind can, the senses can...but the soul? Ahhh....it has its own special diet....

Hilary said...

Oh yes. I'd love to wander through there. I'd love to add a pond to that.

Therese said...

Peaceful, uncomplicated, with few distractions. I didn't think of falling!