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Today we found a fun and different market in our neighborhood park (Minatogawa park) – arts and crafts, music, food, and coffee and….




Coffee ceremony


The adress to an organic tea grower near Nara. 

Nan bread with spinach curry lunch

Nan bread oven

The main pretence for our trip to Japan was to visit Arashiyama (on the outskirts of Kyoto) during the autumn leaf festival!
So far the autumn leaves haven’t impressed me much. Yesterday was a bit rainy, so we went today. We picked a good day. It was sunny with intermittent showers and a cold north wind. Arashi mountain itself was not so colorful, but there were huge crowds of locals and turists to see the autumn leaves. 


After walking all over the place we decided to finish the day with the gardens of Tenryuji Temple.


On the way there, we followed the crowd going in to see the gardens of Hogonin Temple. What a magnificent discovery! A fantastic moss garden canopied with maple trees in every shade of green, yellow, orange and red, complete with a couple of gardeners constantly brushing the falling leaves off the moss. 


Tenryuji had equally impressive gardens with moss, maple trees, water flows, a carp pond, rocks, fences and bamboo groves. 


At the end of the day. We were cold and tired and didn’t bother to go into the temple, but did catch a glimpse of this guy and then had to head back to the ryokan.

There are a few more objects of art in the garden.

The stone I got for a birthday present has been raised. 


Farmer Ericsson brought over a cement tub. 


This will sooner or later be rolled into the gothic greenhouse, tipped upright and filled with water for watering, and water art. 


I had a bunch of cement pipe holes laying around that I didn’t have any use for. Why not make a garden cairn?

This old stump needed a flat sone on top. 

The destination of our trip was Gunillaberg, an estate run by the danish floral artist Tage Andersen. The weather was a perfect mix of grey clouds, rain and even some sun. 


There are lots of animals of various old fashion species and races that keep the grass perfectly trimmed. 



A wild profusion of trees, bushes, shrubs, weeds and flowers




Art



And gobs of garden art


For many people the high point might be a concert in the conservatory


Or one of Tages pastries in the outdoor cafe


Or a visit to the outhouse.

 

Some art left behind

 

Taking it easy again

Round things  
  
  
  
There is a lot of dead ash and elm trees on the farm. They are gradually being cut down for fire wood. I help a bit and get some good logs for sculpting. 

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Yesterday we took a trip to Preston Washington, where among things, there was a fabulous stone company – Marenakos Rock Center.

There was a fantastic expo of stone building, stone art and garden art.  
  
 
  
 
  
 

  
  
  
 
  
 

 

 

  
 

I only wish I could take some home.

I went to an art exhibition in Enköping the other day – 8 young artists. There where a couple of objects fitting for a garden. 

Another rabbit to go along with all the other actual rabbits. 

 Joanna Brisegård

A fox made of porcelain shards probably wouldn’t frighten them away.  

 Joanna Brisegård

But a  mechanical bird might. I’m sure it could be rigged to flap by wind power. It would also have to be  made to be easily disasembled when wind storms come. 

Fredrik Eriksson

Like the storm that is supposed to hit us tomorrow – remnants of the giant storm that hit east cost US a few days ago. 

A few days ago we spent a rainy afternoon viewing the summer art exhibition at Rånäs Slott (Rånäs Castle).

 

Much of the art was in the park.   
  
  

  
   
These twig pods had microphones sending out animal sounds powered by solar cells and batteries and other electronics protected from the rain in boxes with glass covers. 

 

Lots of green vegetation, water, art and archetecture. Here, bows of morning glories over a canal.