Wednesday Vignette: Found Japanese Garden


This rocks and moss at the Winant Park Trails in Concord, NH (photo taken last weekend) looked to me like an unconstructed Japanese garden, with hills and valleys, or rock mountains and moss islands: “In Japan, each element of [the] gardens is symbolic; stones represent mountains, sand represents water, and moss represents islands. The moss and stone are usually organized into groups and positioned in sand; often times they actually correspond to real surroundings. Using a highly stylized method, Japanese garden design seeks to duplicate the tranquility of nature, and, through meditation, take the viewer of the garden to a peaceful, serene place.”

No need for duplication here in New Hampshire — nature, serene and peaceful, is already assembled.

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Quoted source: Moss Acres.


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