Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Above; a lovely willow hands over the pond in the sunlight...
below.. The red maple leaves, orange to magenta
Reflections in a pond, brillaint..
The Tea House
I found these happy mushrooms under a tree hiding, they were decorated with red maple leaves
The Gingko Tree is stunning..
View from a sitting area
The turtles are sunning
But , Oh dear, where are the mums?
Saturday, November 8, 2014
This photo above is a large 40' tug getting covered with water. Surf was up. Swells 6'
A pink and black sunset emerges but not until this face (below) was seen blowing the wind and water...
The gulls and sea lions played like there was no tomorrow!!
Monday, November 3, 2014
I'm happy to report that Kings Mums have sold their operation to a couple in Tulsa.
I wish them great success as I could hardly bear this year without cultuvating Kiku.
Four years I tried my luck at this art, only to find so many questions popping up.
This year you will be able to purchase starts at their same site
It's an amazing art form.
I think back to my sweet stay in Nagaoka and the kimono show where I was draped with shibori ribbon pattern silk for kimono in black and white.
One of the things I shouldn't have gone without was that kimono and the incredible chrysanthemum obi they chose to go with it.
Sometimes I look on eBay but it's never there.
I have several furisode a. Wedding kimonos.
Both are shibori.
Shibori is tie dye.
One has roses. One has mums. One is lavender. One is red.
But of course the black and white twisted ribbon one will always have special significance
Due to making a wonderful friend at an art gallery where I had bowls of porcelain with black and white twisted ribbons.
As it happened I went to Japan and stayed at my friends family home and found this shibori in black and white at the kimono show at their restaurant.
We both learned then that it was an ancient Japanese pattern.
Perhaps all who become friends are destined to meet?
Some meetings seem to be good for the world.
Some not so good I think.
I guess we must be careful what we nurture. And how.
Just as we must consider if we will cultivate a Kiku
Or a relationship that may not be wise.
I say, when in doubt, mums the word!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
A pathway through a garden untended...
There are a few meadows. Please, a round greenhouse for cultivating Kiku and in stages so people can learn how to do this themselves.