Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beautiful spaces

Just a couple of little spaces that I came across while in Beijing, which I’d love to share with you.

Chinese garden © Evelyn Howard 2011

When I am in this space, I feel like it could be anywhere out in the country. But it’s only a small space, and if I stretch my neck to look around, it is actually surrounded by buildings.

I feel inspired – how can I make make my little space at home cosy and provide it with a sense of seclusion?

Floral archway with bridge © Evelyn Howard 2011

A little “natural” arch with an interesting feature in the background. Such an inviting scene…

Hope you are having a nice weekend.


Julie said...

It is possible to achieve what you are looking for at home too...keep searching ideas online.....

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wow, the streak of light along the grass behind the tree....fabulous shot! Both are gorgeous captures!

origa-me said...

Just got back from a lovely Yum Cha lunch and saw your photos. Thank you for the vicarious trip to the nicer parts of Beijing, looking forward to many more photos from your trip.
PS you were right about the Kanji, see my reply to your comment on my blog.

stardust said...

In the shade of skyscrapers, such a space to feel nature is necessary, and we can create our favorite place to relax ourselves at home no matter how limited in space. The arch made by boughs is lovely and makes me feel going deep inside. I like your photos.

Melanie said...

Wow! those rocks, in the first photo, are fantastic. Green spaces seem much more special when they're surrounded by concrete and busy city life. Inspiring photos Evelyn.

Gardens at Waters East said...

Stumbled on your Blog. Love the photos from Beijing. Something about the Asian sense of space. I love it. Also look forward to more of your interest in succulents. I too like them for their easy care (lets be honest) and their texture and form. Most interesting to me. I have a few here at Gardens at Waters East and will be adding more this Summer. Will be following your Blog. Jack

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wow Evelyn that first shot is crazy. Love the look of the rocks in the back. I can't wait to see more of your ideas!

snowwhite said...

Even though space is very small, we can feel nature. The sun is passing, wind is blowing over it, and one flower is blooming there. The space represents vast nature. A Japanese garden also has the same idea. Great blog!

Gardens at Waters East said...

Evelyn, You asked if the opening photo on the Blog Gardens at Waters East is of the gardens here. Yes it is. I wanted to show Lake Michigan in the background since it plays such an important part in the environment here at the gardens. The garden is located right on the shore. Am fortunate indeed to have such a beautiful place to live. If you go through some past postings you will see that it appears often while showing the many plants and designs used here. Do enjoy. Jack

Ann said...

a natural space, no need to mow the lawn

Ann said...

when wee you in Beijing, must feel the cold when you got back.

forgetmenot said...

Yes, those are "beautiful spaces". Lovely spots to enjoy the beauty of nature and find a sense of peace. Thanks for visiting my blog--I"ll come back to yours soon. Mickie :)

Dimple said...

Both beautiful shots. I love the first, it is so wild looking! How wonderful that you found it in a city.

yoon see said...

Sorry to drop by late, please forgive me Evelyn.
These beautiful spaces are truly engaging my mind now, I hope to dwell within these places for a while!

yoon see said...

Love the roses below too!

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