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Monday, February 27, 2017

Garden architecture

 Yes there are plants growing up there on the roof, among the stones!

 Quite a trellis, ready to hold a lot of vines...wonder what they are.
 Stone fireplace and chimney, which harkens back to a lot of the cabins built in the mountains.
I'm sure on hot days, these benches will provide shady relief to visitors at the Arboretum.

I guess this is either a Christmas tree for a few months, or a fountain for the warmer months, but February gives it a purely structural look.

A beautiful stone wall which will be a background for these beautiful vines soon.
Here a vine is cut and trained to be a...what is that word? Trefoil? Espladair? Oh it's Espladier!  Love that google!

Today's quote:

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”Einstein

1 comment:

  1. We love to go to the Arboretum in winter as well. Love the architecture and the fewer number of people outside. We do miss the bonsai exhibits though.


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