Category Archives: Japanese Friendship Garden

Discipline

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A huge stone nestles in the shade of a pine tree at the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 


It takes tons of discipline just to be a stone,
Sitting in the sun and rain, sitting all alone,
Sitting there ignored and shunned as the years roll by.
Don’t you wish you were a stone? “No, I don’t, not I.”

 
 
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When the old stone sings,
even crows in the pine tree
stop wagging their tongues.

 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: At the Garden

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A sign marks the entrance to the Japanese friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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Wilting Weather

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Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 


the garden stone’s heat—
even my white umbrella
is wilting today

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Feeding

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Visitors to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona feed koi.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Waterfall

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A waterfall’s music soothes visitors to the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Pigeon Whisperer

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A young visitor seems to be talking to pigeons near the koi pond at Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 


What should people whisper to pigeons at the pond?
Any whispered word will do, as long as it is fond.

 
  
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Contemplation

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A pine tree and a stone serve as aids to contemplation in the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Pine Tree

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A gnarled pine tree offers shade in the Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Sculpture

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Sculpture in the shadows, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Teahouse

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Teahouse, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
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