The Children’s Garden

If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there can be no happiness greater than this.

~ Kitaro Nishida

I’ve been going through the photos I took in the children’s garden at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, enjoying the sculptures, colors, and whimsical qualities.  Since I have nothing else to write about today, I thought I’d share a few of the pictures with you.  (Don’t forget you can click on the photo for the larger view.)

(If you follow me over at Bountiful Healing, the horse probably looks familiar.  It made an appearance over there in another photo.)

I’ll be back with a few more tomorrow.

(The completed puzzle.)

Project Patio is on hold for a few days.  M is back at work and I’ve moved indoors to catch up on all the things that need doing around the house (cleaning, laundry, ironing, etc.).  It’s not quite as exciting or picture-worthy as Project Patio so I’ll be searching for some blogging prompts once I finish with the children’s garden.  All suggestions are welcome.  🙂


11 Comments on “The Children’s Garden”

  1. I love these shots! great composition.

  2. jenna says:

    What will you do with those extra puzzle pieces? I propose making a garden sculpture. Let me know how it turns out.

    • Robin says:

      Jenna: I propose you come for a visit and YOU make a garden sculpture. 😀

      • jenna says:

        Oh, no, that would never work. I majored in drawing and painting. I can draw up some plans for you, but you shall have to do all the sculpting. I don’t know anything about building with rocks.

  3. Joanne says:

    Have you thought of writing more about Izzy and Bella, the 200 trees planted beyond the pond, how you met M, more basement stories, where you lived as a child, stories from your working outside of the home days, how you felt about becoming a grandmother for the first time…I can think of so many things you could write about! (They are more than likely the questions I would ask you if we met in person!)

    I’m sure if you began writing, your brain would kick in and take care of the rest. 🙂

    Meanwhile, keep those photos coming, they’re beautiful.

  4. Bo Mackison says:

    I love the children’s garden. I don;t think I’ve ever seen one in all the gardens I’ve visited. It’s such a lovely idea, and the pony is quite special.

    And here’s a question that I’ve been asking lately, at least since visiting my 47th and 48th States. How many states have you visited? Which ones are you missing (if any?)

    • Robin says:

      Good subject matter, Bo. I’ll see what I can do with that. Thanks. 🙂

      M and I have been to two children’s gardens this year. What I find interesting is that there are not that many of them. I was reading on the Cleveland Botanical Garden website that their children’s garden was the first public one in Ohio and “one of the few of its kind anywhere.”

      Longwood Gardens has the Bee-aMazed Children’s Garden which is near the Idea Garden (a garden to give would-be and current gardeners ideas).

      I think the world needs more children’s gardens. 🙂

  5. Meredith says:

    Holy cow, you guys made quick work of the patio! I like seeing all the projects you guys work on, and I love all the pictures that you take. I wish I could think of more ideas for you to write about, but I like the blog just the way it is 🙂


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