splashes of yellow, orange, and auburn;
a rainbow in the garden
This weekend, I visited a beautiful garden in North Salem, New York, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden. The design of a Japanese garden has balance and harmony providing a sense of serenity as you walk through it. This particular garden is especially pretty in Autumn with the leaves changing colors. I enjoyed my nature walk and taking photos. The first photo shows one of the strolling paths along a pretty lily pond. There are benches all around where you can sit in contemplation and enjoy the scenic views.
This is one of the entrances to the garden, leading to the different paths. There are fences and gates made of bamboo and a frog sculpture greeting you as you walk in.
I loved the bamboo tree grove and the soothing sound of the breeze through it. There are also rock sculptures in asymmetrical shapes on the grass all around the garden.
Paths are lined with stepping stones and gravel, elements of Japanese garden design.
This is my favorite picture of the pond with a green island in the middle. All my pictures are straight out of the camera, but this photo looks painterly because of the sunlight.
Along the pond, there are unique Japanese lanterns.
This is another view of the pond along the strolling path with a stone sculpture on the left.
I really like the shape of this tree. It almost looks like a giant bonsai tree!
These trees had some really beautiful Autumn colors with bright orange and red leaves.
A pretty primrose, which is a spring flower, was still thriving at this time of the year.
in the zen garden,
raking waves in the sand-
i live in the moment
The zen garden was one of my favorite spots. Visitors are allowed to rake the sand as it's part of the zen experience. In Japanese culture, the waves on the sand represent water and clouds, and the three stones in the corner of the garden are symbolic of mankind, heaven and earth. It was truly a wonderful and serene experience strolling around this beautiful garden. I hope you enjoyed it along with me on this virtual tour!
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