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Winter Meditation

Zen inspired elements enhance my winter garden.

Zen inspired landscaping offers opportunities for meditation and contemplation in my winter garden. Bamboo is one of the loveliest and most recognizable features.
An invitation to sit is provided by a worn stair step. Below it are smooth hand chosen stones from the Atlantic Ocean.
Rocks suggest mountains, stability…
…and sculptures.
The aged laurel bush, worn by time and weather, is a favorite shelter for native and migrating birds.
A weathered bird feeder ornament intrigues our feathered visitors.

About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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11 Comments

  1. I love these Zen moments! Perhaps, I should more often to look for them.
    Thank you for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you for those kind words, Kaya!

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  2. All lovely! But that bamboo is especially fine.

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    1. Friends worried that the bamboo would overtake everything near it, but fortunately, it grows just enough so we can cut it down and make garden stakes every once in a while. 😉

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      1. P.S. Does it make a lovely sound in the wind?

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  3. Wow! I love the Zen style and the bench. Amazing photos Julie, thanks.
    Have a wonderful time!
    Elvira

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    1. Zen is a nice calming style. I’m glad you liked my photos, Elvira.
      -Julie

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      1. Thanks for your kindness. It is a pleassure. Have a t time Julie!
        Elvira

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