Moving into the ripeness of summer time in the meditation garden brings the reward of long warm days, insects humming and a feeling of lushness in the burgeoning foliage.
Here is a view of my meditation garden. Notice how the garden statue of Buddha is nestled in the long full reeds.
The photo below is an overview of my original planting of 12 bushes and trees to complement each other and give a feeling of being in a forest setting. Believe it or not, a gray ringed-neck dove comes and bathes while Iím sitting right there in a chair in my meditative quiet - my own peace dove!
For ideas on elements to include in your meditation garden click here.
Long days of summer here at last
Enjoy them now for soon they'll pass.
Take some moments; reflect and refresh
Long days of summer, a welcome repast.
Use your meditation garden to really sit back and rejuvenate before the busy-ness of fall and holiday activities begin!
Meditation Garden - Winter
Meditation Garden - Spring
Meditation Garden - Fall
Article and photo credits - Susan Helene Kramer
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