Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Today I am beginning my career as a volunteer interpreter in the Ordway Gardens at Como Park in St. Paul. This area includes the Japanese Garden and the Pavilion and Terrace for the collection of Bonsai Trees.
I am thrilled to be a part of this Como Park volunteer program because Como, which is one of the few FREE parks and zoos in our country, is a gem in our city.
The Bonsai collection is fantastic.
I'll occasionally give you a few lessons: In Japanese, bonsai literally means "tree planting" or "tree in a pot." Generally an overall Bonsai shape should be a triangle with unequal sides with a rounded top.
The English Ivy is a formal upright with a straight truck from the base to the top but the other two are informal uprights with trunks that have gentle curves.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music. (Credit: Wiki)
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Shipwrecks from a mighty 1905 November gale prompted this rugged landmark's construction. Completed by the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1910, Splitrock Light Station soon became one of Minnesota's best known landmarks. Restored to its 1920's appearance, the light station offers a glimpse of lighthouse life in this remote and spectacular setting.
(Credit: Minnesota Historical Society)
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Rocks along the shore
Water, blossoms, and lichen
Peace and harmony
Information: The sign of the Wordless Wednesday's post yesterday is placed at the entrance to the Japanese Tea Garden in Ordway Gardens at Como Park. Translated it means "Plum Beautiful Garden."
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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