An eight-foot-high arch of the Acrobats frames a series of waterfalls and ponds. Nestled in there is a Japanese tea house.
Have you done your morning stretches today? Take a moment now to roll that stiff neck of yours. How do I know it is so stiff? I see that you are sitting at your computer, that is how I know!
Originally a vernal pool, this base pond is ten-feet deep. Salamanders still return each spring to lay their egg masses.
I'm eager to come back in late fall when over thirty Japanese Maples flame into color. The Tea House, with its Murphy bed, anchors the spot for both day and night time enjoyment. I'll have to return to take more photos of the Tea House to show you how darling it is. On this day, there were many people hanging out near it and I didn't want to post photos of them onto my blog.
How sweet and lovely it is here.
Clever sculptures are nestled right in with the live plants.
There is something so soothing in a waterfall. Look upward and you'll see some chairs. I know you want to stay a while, let's go up there and take a seat.
As we walk up the path, be sure to stop and look back on the view. Can you see the Acrobats?
Oh watch out, don't step on the dragon!
"Greetings" says the crane. "I'm so happy you didn't step on my friend the dragon. Take a seat and enjoy the view from here."
Can you hear my "ooohs" and "ahhhs" among the sound of the water flowing in the falls and ponds?
As a child I loved to play in the woods. My imagination ran wild with either an espionage mission or something more magical filled with fairies, gnomes, hobbits, pixies, and the like. This place brings me back and I feel that same sense of wonder and playfulness. Oh it is good to feel young again!
We leave the woods tomorrow and I'll show you some other views at Bedrock Gardens.
I spy something very shiny in the baxis at Bedrock Gardens. Could it be that this tree is ready for the disco? Is it really sporting a sexy sequin outfit?
Let's move in to take a closer look.
Retired CD's decorate this tree.
After walking through the dark forest we came to the pond where at one end are two thrones. We sat down feeling dwarfed in these chairs. We imagined they were the seats of a Bear King & Queen. What a magical place.
We rested for a while and watched the people on the other side of the pond.
As we pressed on we passed some more interesting large sculptures.
Among my favorite large sculptures are these three that look like figures or maybe sentinels.
A closer look shows the unique materials that are used. I just love all of the colors, textures, patterns, and shapes.
These detailed shots are among my favorite photos of the day.
Believe it or not, there is still more! Tomorrow we will work our way to the petit pond and Japanese tea house.
It is time to pick up where we left off yesterday at the Bedrock Gardens.
I spent three hours there photographing the various gardens and art. I fell in love with all of the great textures and shapes.
As we walk behind the house, this is the view. (click on photo to see enlarged)
I could sit right here for hours.
Walking over to the right is the "All-You-Need-Is-Balls" garden which features a spherical theme, with ball-like Allium flowers, and sheared plants. (click on photo to see enlarged)
What a great theme, I not only love circles, but the message has so many layers of meanings. We need balls to take action in life and we need balls to play. It looks like this figure is juggling a lot of balls. How about you, do you have balls to do what you want in life? Do you have balls to play with? Are you juggling a lot of balls? I'll leave you thinking about this a little longer. If you look in the background to the left, you'll see a hint as to what is coming up in tomorrow's post. Be sure to visit again for more garden delights.
Welcome to Bedrock Gardens, home of artist Jill Nooney and Bob Munger.
A whimsical sentinel greets us as we step onto the path.
The side of the house is lined with more whimsical characters.
Each sculpture is a one of a kind.
I adore the garment that this character is sporting.
And the expressions are darling.
But wait, there is more to see than what is on this side of the house.
Ah but duty calls. I need to get ready for a day at the office. Swing back tomorrow and each day this week for more photos from the gardens. Now be sure to come back as you are in for a treat. There are many little gardens, nooks and crannies, and grottos filled with beautiful plants and interesting sculptures.
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