Friday, September 26, 2014

Backyard Beauty

Although the front garden with its concentric raked pebbles was enjoyable to view, my favorite part of the Zen temple was its backyard. Viewed from the porch through the simple sliding doors was a verdant sea of green. Like the trees in the Shinto shrine, moss and leafy growths clung to rocks and trees alike. More raked pebbles appeared to flow through the scene as if in a creek spilling its banks. Undoubtedly, this must be a wondrous sight when the leaves are ablaze in the warm hues of autumn.

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