Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Notecard Party!

It's time for one of my favorite Blogland Parties:
Vee's NoteCard Party.

A Haven for Vee

Once a month we all get together with four photos from our blog
that we think would make a good Note Card. 

This time of year, before it gets too hot and humid,
I spend a lot of time in the Japanese Garden at Hermann Park.
Here are some of the images I've shared recently of this very special space.

Japanese Garden

The Kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney

Tea House

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."

Japanese Garden

"Japanese gardens ask that you go beyond the garden spiritually,
 that you look at the garden not merely as an object 
but also as a path into the realms of spirit."
— Makoto Ooka in The Temple in the House by Anthony Lawlor

Japanese Garden

"When a garden is used as a place to pause for thought, 
that is when a Zen garden comes to life. 
When you contemplate a garden like this it will form a lasting impression on your heart."
— Muso Soseki in The Temple in the House by Anthony Lawlor

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Janet said...

Any one of these photos would make a beautiful note card...I'm partial to the very first one and the last one.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

What a splendid collection of beautiful garden photos. Loving the deep rich greens in each one!

Dotti said...

What a fun idea! Japanese gardens are so serene, aren't they?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

These are gorgeous shots, especially the last two. They would indeed make beautiful notecards.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The greens and yellows are so peaceful and I love the quotes you've included! Wonderful for notecards!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely and refreshingly calm. Thank you!

Denise said...

These are beautiful pictures, Snap, and the quotes are perfect. I love the yellow flowers; are they Japanese Iris? They're so pretty!

You're a very good photographer; thank so much for sharing these note cards with us. Have a great week!

Denise at Forest Manor

Lavender Cottage said...

Such lush greenery Snap. I enjoyed the quotes you included with each note card.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Perfect note cards......perfect place. xox

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and peaceful. These make very special Note Cards.

Vee said...

Oh the lush green...no wonder so many have green as their favorite color...it truly is calming. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of this beautiful garden with us.

Sally said...

OH glorious GREEN. My favorite color. These are brilliantly beautiful.

Debbie said...

They are all just gorgeous. I can't decide if my favorite is the third one or the fourth one. Those two look like paintings! Just beautiful and a place I would really love to visit.

bj said...

A great collection for cards...I love adding quotes, too.
Beautiful photos, Snap,.

ellen b. said...

So green and beautiful.

Barbara F. said...

Snap, you have captured the very essence of tranquility and serenity in a Japanese garden. Lovely photos. Visiting from Vee's party. xo

Karen said...

Beautiful vibrant greens! These would make terrific note cards.

Cezar and Léia said...

These beautiful pictures brought good energies to our hearts, thanks so much for sharing!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I think that each of these images would be wonderful on a greeting. I make and sell greeting cards and I would have a tough time deciding on just one of these~

podso said...

Just lovely, so serene. Beautiful notecards!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I can feel the serenity from your gorgeous photographs. Such a beautiful Japanese garden. I love your quotes, and I especially love how you enhanced your lovely photographs.


Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, WOW---I can understand why you spend time in the Japanese Gardens. They are gorgeous.

Great set of pictures and words, Snap.

Carol said...

Looks like a peaceful, relaxing place to visit! Beautiful pictures!


Lorrie said...

Japanese gardens are such peaceful, serene places. You've captured that essence beautifully in your photos. Green is a calming color and so intense and varied. Great job.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photo choices Snap. What a gorgeous place to visit and walk around. Blessings, Pamela

Mrs.Rabe said...

Such beautiful greens....very calm and peaceful.


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your four photos make a beautiful set of note cards Snap.
They could be used for all occasions.
The simplicity and calm of Japanese gardens is wonderful.

I'm sorry I missed your Postcard Challenge.
Shane ♥

Anonymous said...

Such a green and peaceful place to spend time. Your photos give us just a glimmer of what this beautiful place has to offer.
Thank you for sharing.

Deborah said...

Oh what a fun idea! Beautiful shots. All would make wonderful note cards. Wishing you a lovely weekend :)

**happy smiles** Deb

Anonymous said...

Note Card photos indeed! Very colorful and beautiful garden pictures. Fun quotes too.


eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the Japanese garden, it looks like a relaxing place to visit.