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A Lost Mariposa Garden

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April 3, 2023

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A Lost Mariposa Garden

Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.

– Henry Miller –

A Lost Mariposa Garden

“I got a phone call one morning. The woman was distraught. Her friend’s garden — thirty five years in the making — was being destroyed. The larger pieces– a griffin, a couple of horses and two large cats– were too heavy to move without special equipment. And the blue mosaic hillside had already been bulldozed. I published an art magazine. Wouldn’t I want to see it before it was gone? I would. Two days later, on a cold, wet February morning, I was on my way to Mariposa near Yosemite Valley — a three and a half hour drive.” What began as a journey to visit a disappearing garden, turned into an unexpected pilgrimage of sorts, one that pays homage to the ground where generosity, gardens, art, transience, truth and ineffable mystery meet. Richard Whittaker shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Keep your eyes open when you’re out and about. If a garden catches your eye, stop and take a good look at it. You might even meet the gardener and share some joy in what gardens bring to us so well.

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