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My Japanese Garden.....under construction...

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Very nice; the red gate is beautiful. Maybe it is just the camera angles or something, but to me it seems a little bit to lack the austere serenity I associate with Japanese gardens.

Have you read the Japanese garden design article at the beginning of this site?

"One of the first things that occur to western eyes viewing a Japanese garden is the “emptinessâ€
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Thank you

Regarding the above quote...

"One of the first things that occur to western eyes viewing a Japanese garden is the “emptinessâ€

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well, I said maybe it's just the camera angle...

I was just responding to what I could see in the picture... trying to be helpful.

200 acres sounds wonderful... show us some more of it! :)
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Here are a few more.....I'm working on several new beds....one for my Gunnera Manicata.........tons of work......love it though.
Take care



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Gorgeous pictures!! Absolutely beautiful!

Cape Breton is Nova Scotia, right? Does your gunnera survive the winter outdoors? I would imagine if established, it will be too huge to dig up and bring in.
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Thank you for your kind comments. I am located at the Northern tip of Nova Scotia. Home of Alexander Graham Bell and the World Famous Cabot Trail.

[url=http://www.google.ca/images?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&hl=en&q=cabot+trail&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=FqYcTPGmN8XflgfN0a2qDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=12&ved=0CGEQsAQwCw]Cabot Trail pictures[/url]

I have to cover the Gunnera with 3ft of straw and a large tarp....it winters well.

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The Cabot Trail pictures are spectacular, but even your own property looks like the kind of place I spend a lot of money to go vacation at! Start a B&B and I will come! :)

I took the liberty of hiding the URL for the Cabot pics, since huge URLs like that don't fit in our formatting real well.
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Thanks
There are B&B's just down the road from me overlooking the stunning Bras d'Or Lakes..the Ocean is minutes away...they are also located all over the Island......most start at $79.00.....

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Absolutely stunning - beautiful.

Camera angles can fool the eye.

I'm sure the local B&B's have just been guaranteed improved occupancy rates !!!

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