Thursday, May 30, 2013

Now that Sakura Season has passed, I'm dreaming of next year's show! Each year it seems even more beautiful. I can't help but to wonder what my children's children will say when they see these beautiful trees. Long Live the Cherry Blossom!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Ikebana Lesson

Azaleas, Heaven

Azaleas, Earth

White azaleas, Man

Laughter in between


Red dogwood with tiny buds

Clipped to make dynamic lines

Like drawing with an eraser
Then a lily in a kanzen
So dignified
It makes us gasp.
Metal grass
Manhattan trash
Entrapping tender peonies
This is free form
Ladies with their husband’s names
Are breaking all the rules
Flowers are their weapons
Space their golden key

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Looking Forward - Looking Back Azalea Time Has Come

Cherry Blossoms almost gone
They fell like snow in Buffalo
Now azaleas take the stage
Hot pink across stone steps
And every green your can see
On graceful maple leaves

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Saturday May 11th, 2013 Rain or Shine!  Cherry Blossom viewing day picnics.  We will host a sunrise time meditation sitting and walking at 7:00AM.  Then the garden will be showing us it's last spring blossoms all day.  If you want, bring a picnic or instruments or cameras or children or just come!  We will offering free docent tours at 1:00 and at 2:00.  This is a miraculous time of year.  Celebrate rain or shine.