“Dreaming of the Tiger” – Hupao Spring in Hangzhou, China.
Chinese gardens are built not planted to be a solitary place or to be a place for “social contemplation of nature.” Chinese gardens are culturally important, serving as a semi-public extension of the house, meant for retreat, for festivity, for study of poetry, or even for romance.
I don’t have much of a garden. It’s would be a full time job in the desert, and having a full time job already, I just can’t do it. But I do have a couple color spots that give me great pleasure to sit under a tree and watch the birds and butterflies. They make use of the bird bath and a hummingbird feeder to come visit and I watch the foot traffic on my street. It’s a busy pedestrian thoroughfare.
The color of this blossom was so lovely, I had to memorialize it.