Party @ Yordie’s Zen Garden

On Sunday Leanna and I hosted a party at the garden and about 30 friends came by, and several came in their Japanese costumes. It wasn’t really intended to be a costume party but it was fitting for the occasion. I’m sorry to say that I didn’t have the presence of mind to be clicking away on my camera but here are a few snapshots I snagged.

If you don’t recognize them, that’s Tippy & Steel, simply amazing kimono and samurai attire and with full regalia.

And here’s Ellia & Derwin, that’s him hiding under that samurai hat. A beautiful kimono is a joy to behold and Ellie’s kimono was all that. Der has a wicked sword hanging on his back.

The first guest to arrive was Little Yoshiwara geisha okaasan, Xuemei Yiyuan and she helped Leanna and I greet other guests as they arrive. Also, geisha Suzuko (Miyo) joined us in the greeting. Several couples dropped by including Magi & Dillon, Thunder & Jada, Derwin & Ellie, Steal & Tippy, along with other bluesy friends Luci, HK/Henry, Thor, WT, Digory and Bradley. Also other garden friends Takamatsu, Anika and others. Ziffy Zarf spun tunes and delivered one of his best live performances. Here are some more photos from the performance.

That’s Thor in his warrior threads, although he spent more time fishing than fighting. And there’s Ziffy to the left playing his sweet bluesy tunes.

That’s Thor fishing and Miss Luci watching.

This is an overview of the Hut on the Pond, if you squint you can see Ziffy on the right side. There was dancing, but only Henry and I took to the floor.

Creating this garden has been it’s own reward, but sharing it is the greatest reward. I have to admit that the party wasn’t well thought out though. I think it would have been best to have thrown the party as soon as the garden was open. And after seeing the interest in period costumes, I can see that this should have been an outright costume party. I mean, women love kimonos and guys and their swords, that’s hot! hehe

Thanks to the friends who came and the other friends who visited the garden since it opened ten days ago. I am touched by all of your kind words. I am especially happy that many of you responded to the tucked  away feel of the pond hut area and the bamboo forest. And thanks to everyone for your donations to this garden.

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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2 Responses to Party @ Yordie’s Zen Garden

  1. velvetelvis says:

    Great party, Yordie. And such a beautiful setting. Thanks for inviting us to share.xxoovelvet Elvis


  2. Brad says:

    Yordie, I loved the party and the garden. I am looking forward to many more events and i am now looking for proper attire!Big hugs and a smooch on the cheekBrad


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