When I walked through the garden, the benches and chairs caught my eye, as well as the design elements from the pagoda and old stone building – which has a roof garden (that was not quite ready for the summer).
There is also an old house on the property, but, try as I might, I couldn’t figure out where the path or drive was to get to that. When I went into the facility there was no one around to ask, and I could not find an information sheet with any directions. By that time it was getting to be late mid-afternoon and I was tired, hungry and thirsty so I headed home.
But I took some photos that are inspiration for my paintings. I’ll be doing paintings in acrylic on canvas – they will be small, quick to complete and won’t need to be framed, since the area in which to hang is small and price will also be a consideration.
This facility, while in the heart of the city, is surrounded by wooden fences and plantings and is remarkably quiet.
As I walked around the paths I discovered a little fish pond which is close to the main building, very close to the street. This was the only place that was noisy – due to road repair going on across the street. Even with the noise, it was a tranquil spot. I took some photos and discovered two fish just at the base of the waterfall and decided to take their photos up close and personal.
|Imagine this tranquil waterfall located on a busy city street!|
|The shy fish.|
|The path is lined with these lovely little sculptures of rocks shaped like fish!|