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Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Garden

Walking along the riverbank, and suddenly this temple to life itself crosses my path. It’s a small garden – but it contains the most bonsai plants I’ve ever seen in once place. I admire beauty wherever I find it – I love a good painting, statue...
Paradise On Wheels

Paradise On Wheels

Outside of a home, in an urban environment, in front of a garage door, someone with the good sense not to own a car decided to share a little bit of beauty, colour and inspiration with the world. We love gardens – and having a place to ground outside is an...
Beggin Your Pardon

Beggin Your Pardon

Well waddaya know, I might well just promise you a rose garden after all. That, or a ray of sunshine. Or a floral arrangement celebrating the rise of Imperial Japan. Or just a little hidden wonder, unexpected, revealing itself, almost announcing itself… bursting...
Smallest

Smallest

Sometimes it is the littlest of the flowers that strike me as the most beautiful and interesting. In this informal English Garden, flowers have been allowed to grow wild in a section reserved just for them. Even the crow gets to enjoy the walk – and the bees and...
Au Naturelle

Au Naturelle

The Romantic writers tended to glorify nature, often waxing lyrically about how inspiring nature was to them. The environment in sympathy with characters, setting as character, all those sorts of things. Now I don’t think anyone thus far mistook me for a romantic –...