Yes, on Friday Yordie’s Zen Garden was opened to garden group patrons and also to the public. Yes, it wasn’t really closed to the public but it was under construction for several weeks. Yes, there will be an official opening hopefully next weekend but it’s a garden and it’s to enjoy. Following is a photo study I did this morning.
A traditional entrance thru the torii gate.
A traditional tea house.
A traditional bridge across The Meandering Pond.
And the water source for the pond, a traditional waterfall.
Creating a traditional Japanese style garden is more difficult than you might think. Even when you find the best quality landscaping prims, you are always struggling with certain limitations and inadequacies. The biggest problem to overcome is the transparent on transparent issue; that is, most trees have transparent properties and when they are place by other objects with transparent properties you get irritating distortions. Still if you allow yourself to rez fully and manage your camera angles, you get views like the ones in these photos.
There are more photos in the study, but this should be enough to peak your interest. Come see for yourself. Who knows, you might even find me there tweaking this and that. And while you’re at it, please join my group for updates and perhaps some party information.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the garden. It is my a joy for me to share it with people who feel the spirit there. Please enjoy it often.As for telling you about "hundreds of things" (/me smiles), well you will probably find those in this blog. I do tend to ramble on about my experiences in Second Life.Kindest regards, Yordie
Dear beautiful creative spirit!Thank you for creating such a beautiful place of contemplation, gentle refuge and divine tea!Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things. ~Saki