The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……Miramonte Park along the 3rd St. bike path

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In the early evening, right before a rain, this small garden-park had a palpable feeling of serenity and harmony. Lingering here, I felt calm and more connected to nature — the plants, the stones, and the slight breeze.

Later, I associated this feeling with the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi and other aspects of Japanese garden design.

I’m sure Tucson is full of little parks like this; I just happened to stumble upon this one (which was completely empty for some reason).

Love the outdoor chess board!

A zen rock garden — Tucson’s own Ryoan-ji?

Many professionals would object to the word “zen” in describing a traditional Japanese dry rock garden.  The publisher of this delightful, bi-monthly journal is especially disdainful of the term.

Either way, the journal (I am a subscriber) is probably the best source of practical information on Japanese gardens and architecture around. Plus, it’s very easy to read!

Let the wind speak. That is Paradise. — Ezra Pound, Canto CXX




Written by fridaycyclotouriste

August 17th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

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  1. Your photo of your Ebisu at the park really caught my eye! It reminded of my own bike in a similar setting:


    18 Aug 11 at 7:27 pm

  2. Jim/ awesome photos of a really nice riv — and great bags too! thanks for sharing. i’ve got to check out the rialto trail one of these days.

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