Posted on September 30, 2015
Posted on September 28, 2015
In Japanese gardens the lotus plant is often included in the water element(s). It is a symbol of purity of body, speech, and mind. The spent flower leaves a pod that is occasionally used in dried flower arrangements. The walkway from the previous post offered an unusual vantage point for these images of pads, flowers, and pods.
Posted on September 27, 2015
The Japanese Garden at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan includes a large pond (or small lake) and many waterfalls. The pond/lake provides an opportunity for many reflection shots; something I like to do. Here are a few reflections.
Posted on September 25, 2015
The Japanese Garden is the newest addition to the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The eight acre garden was two years in the planning and four years in the construction. It is a tranquil and contemplative place well worth a visit. To learn more about the garden see Japanese Garden</. Today's post is intended to give you a sense of the structure of the garden. More to follow.
Posted on September 19, 2015
I’m talking Lunaria, not money. The plant is also called Money Plant or Chinese Coins. Our local fruit stand had some dried Silver Dollar seed pods cheap, so I bought some and used them to help decorate our living room. A few days later they caught my fancy. Here are three different images of the same plant.
Posted on September 17, 2015
It was a very quiet morning. Pat and I visited a biking and hiking trail that was converted from an old railroad bed. The trail splits Lime Lake. This morning the water had a lot of ripples except for a small bay near where we sat and reflected on the morning, the world, and the reflections in the water. These images were all taken from within 20 feet of where we sat. As always, I appreciate any thoughts you may wish to share.