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Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens has been around for quite a while.
They’re part of the AHS (American Horticultural Society: http://ahs.org/ ) and because they’re also a sculptural garden, have always been on the list of “local fieldtrips” for Grade and HS art classes… so yes, I’ve been there before. 251 more words

Turning Japanese in Helsinki?!

As a wise group know as the village people once said ‘go west’… this advice we decided to swiftly ignore and embark on a cycling adventure to the east of Helsinki. 344 more words


Shop Watch: The Crystal Ship

There’s a new(ish) tattoo shop in Walsall called The Crystal Ship, who have been in touch to show off some of their work. I really love hearing from tattooers who are doing their own thing and are proud enough to want to show it off! 247 more words


Smoke Ascending from Mount Asama

Mount Asama is a volcano mentioned in the eighth episode of the Ise Stories. In this episode, the author wrote that the view of the smoke that was ascending from Mount Asama encouraged the poet to compose the poem.

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late morning sun
pink leaves shadow
a velvet ground

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Photo: Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon, c.b.w. 2015

Words: haiku, c.b.w. 2016


How to become a gardener in Japan

I often get E-mails where people ask if I know a way how to get a gardener-job in Japan.

Maybe it is time to write down my experiences in a blog post for everyone.. 2,151 more words

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