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Jul 10, 2011

A garden water feature perfectly executed

Photo by BarrytheBirder

My wife and I, and a couple of her good friends, went on the Nobleton and King City Horticultural Society Garden Tour today and were once again treated to a couple of hours where the world is quiet and at peace.   I took a few photos but am showing only one photograph in this space.   I could have picked any one of a hundred shots and they all would be lovely, but for me the photo above records the most aesthetically pleasing subject matter of the entire tour.   It is a water feature.   There are lots of heron statues around and about in King Township.   And there are a number of heron statues with fish in their beaks also.   This statue of a heron with a fish in its beak (above) also had water dripping from the heron's catch.   The effect was of being close to a real bird at the moment it had caught a meal and was comtemplating the best way to turn it around for swallowing.   The trickling sound of the water made one stand quietly and  still, while absorbing the shaded scene.   This Elysian patch at Heronwood Farm was worth the price of admission all by itself.   Please comment if you wish.

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