A year of miniature landscapes in sand and stone.
Last Christmas’ favorite stocking stuffer gift was a Mini Zen Garden kit Ed got me. It came with a black sandbox, sand, five black mini stones, and a miniature wooden rake.
I have it placed by my bed on the small decorative table shaped like a piano which I acquired for a song at Housing Works last year.
I arranged my first Mini Zen Garden January 2nd. And posted a picture on Instagram. That started a little tradition, where every time I create a new garden arrangement, I post a picture or two of it on Instagram.
It’s been an extra stressful year for the nation, for the world, after a series of particularly stressful years. A little Zen now and then has been useful.
This week has felt even more oppressive in a series of ever more oppressive weeks. So I figured it’s a good time to post the photo series of all my Mini Zen Gardens to date.
An attempt at the Peace sign. And the one out-of-focus pic… is it a metaphor?
January would be the most prolific month of new garden designs, naturally, spurred on with the excitement of a new toy …Continue reading