Saturday, February 9, 2013

Happy New Year!


This is what greeted me in my email this morning.


Happy Losar!

A joyous year of the female water snake to you and yours.

In this, the 2140th year on the Tibetan calendar, may all the world, and every one of us in it, come to know peace and walk with kindness so that those born will be welcome, those passing will be at ease, and harmony reins in all our inner and outer realms.

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A time to reflect, to start again.

There is no better place to celebrate the Lunar New Year than at the Japanese Garden 
in the early morning.




Tea House



Japanese Garden



Japanese Garden



Mosaic Japanese Garden

Thank you to the hosts of Sunlit Sunday and Mosaic Monday.

Wishing you well and much joy in the Female Water Snake Year of 2140!


31 comments:

Vee said...

What a beautiful garden and what nice wishes for a Tibetan new year.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lunar New Year blessings to you! That second shot is particularly wonderful!

Dorothy Borders said...

Happy Losar. What wonderful sentiments for the new year.

Ruth Kelly said...

It seems that Tibetan New Year is close to the Chinese New Year which if my memory is right is also in February. Nice to see some greenery, we got more snow last night but it covered everything again and just a patch or two of my grass was showing - not any more!

Janet said...

Wishing you much joy this year, too!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

Oh, these photographs are lovely. I almost forgot all about Chinese New Year with the Blizzard and all. Thank you for reminding me. Chinese New Year always brings back such lovely memories.

Happy Chinese New Year, and Happy Sunday.

Karen

Sleepshort said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing.
Peace

Chel C said...

Greetings on the female water snake year to you! Your photos are wonderful and so colourful. Take care. Chel

Lavender Cottage said...

I could find solitude in this garden, it's so beautiful.
Happy Losar Snap.
Judith

My Little Home and Garden said...

Good Morning, Snap

The sense of peace and tranquility in your photos in almost palpable. It's interesting how some images just make you breathe more slowly and deeply.

Thank you for sharing these serene garden photos at "Sunlit Sunday".

-Karen

NatureFootstep said...

I heard about this earlier today on the radio. Your garden is a very beatuiful one. :)

Why not share it on NF Water meme?
You find it at http://nfmemes.blogspot.se/

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I never tire of views of this marvelous garden. I could sit there for hours and just drink it in. xox

Infuse With Liz said...

What a beautiful place to visit!

Ruth Kelly said...

Bless your Sunday with light.

Nadia Ameri said...

Thank you for the beautiful photos and the even more beautiful wishes!

Lorrie said...

Oriental themed gardens like the one you've shown are such tranquil places, full of harmony.

Happy Chinese New Year to you!

eileeninmd said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you! The garden photos are lovely. I would like to walk around this garden. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Pat said...

A beautiful garden!

A Garden of Threads said...

Happy New Year!! The garden is so peaceful, thank you for sharing.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! I'm wishing you a Happy Chinese New Year, too! I don't think I've ever wished that to anyone...in my life! heehee! But it feels good!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your great photos! Wishing you a much happiness in the new year also.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment. Have a great week.

Pondside said...

I see why you must love to walk in this garden - so peaceful. It must be a good place for walking, praying, thinking.

Barb said...

It's so green! I loved visiting it when I was there.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a beautiful garden! thanx for your sunshine ;)

Mary said...

Beautiful photos & mosaic Snap! Happy Losar to you :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Very pretty images, but the first image, I only can see a tiny red x, just in case you did not already know~

Beth said...

The Japanese garden is just beautiful, Snap! I enjoyed seeing it.

Riet said...

Oh wow, Japanese gardens so beautiful. Great shots

Sherry said...

Happy Losar! I love the early morning light in the Japanese garden!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I feel calm and peaceful after seeing your Japanese images.
A beautiful garden.
Shane

edenhills said...

What a beautiful garden! That does look like the perfect location to celebrate the new year.