Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Slice of Life: Prodded by the Newspaper

It's been almost a month since the three retirees have spent time together. One of our number has moved almost two hours away and the other just returned from a trip to New Zealand and Australia. So when we got together yesterday, I mentioned an article I'd noticed in the Sunday newspaper about Kubota Gardens. I've lived in this area for more than two decades, but I'd never been to this garden just a mere fourteen miles away. We were a bit late for the peak viewing of leaves, but we still enjoyed our stroll. We plan to return for spring blossoms and an earlier fall visit next year. 

The article in the paper mentioned that the Kubota Gardens Foundation will publish a book in December, Spirited Stone: Lesson from Kubota's Garden and is producing a short documentary, Fujitaro Kubota and His Garden that will be shown locally on December 10. You can read a short history of the gardens here.

Here's a link you might enjoy, Website Photos of Kubota Garden by Mary Austin. And here are a few favorite snapshots from our visit yesterday.


  1. Your images are beautiful! Kudos to your sense of adventure in retirement! I hope to be able to be as active as you are when I retire!

  2. Ramona, oh how I love garden strolls! The photos are full of wonder and beauty. While I have so many autumn photos the last one is just so peaceful that I am placing it in my Twitter collection cache for #AbundantAutumn. I am at a State Ed conference and missed the deadline for SOL19 so I finished the slice after I returned to the hotel: https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2019/11/in-gratitude.html