Sunday, November 08, 2009

Asian Garden at Duke

Asian Garden at Duke
Originally uploaded by linfrye
A few weeks ago, the Arboretum conducted a tour of Duke's Asian Gardens (Durham, NC) with my dear friend, Pam Beck. The weather was cool, the leaves turning colors, and the rich shade and stonework around each quiet turn -- ever so serene.

I snapped photo after photo not just for the incredible scenery, but to try to capture that elusive feeling of harmony and peace.
I painted this from one of those photos.

I spent the day yesterday preparing for a dinner party today, C's jam, my friend's arrival tomorrow and art classes all week. Mike left for home - feeling so much better and hopeful. He will have his staples removed Tuesday, and we're hoping he'll be able to set a date for his last surgery.

The house is shined, the porches swept, the clothes ironed, soap crafted, supplies readied, dinner prepared, my mother and son healing.

I am grateful for this moment of peace.


Connie said...

Your green's amaze me! I need lessons!

Lorraine said...

Yes, very serene and beautiful. I love the white/gray against all the greens.
Whew, you've been and are going to be busy. Enjoy this week, have lots of fun, and get in as much R&R as possible.
Hugs and Love,

Pat said...

Your post brought tears to my eyes. All is good at "View From the Oak's" and Lin is happy.

Jona said...

Beautiful structures. I love the color palette.

Glad to see you are doing fine. Hugs!