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Japanese garden path

Anyone who has enjoyed Japanese gardens will have noticed how carefully the pathways are planned.  As you walk, the paths slow you down and make you pause to enjoy a view.   A garden curator from Portland’s Japanese Garden describes … Continue reading

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Yushien, a Japanese Friendship Garden

On Amherst College campus is a Japanese garden. The Journal of Japanese Gardening has ranked Yūshien Garden one of the top Japanese gardens in the nation. Opened in 2001, Yūshien is a contemplative garden.  The $250,000 garden was designed by Shinichiro … Continue reading

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Philadelphia, PA, USA.

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Wayside Park

Pictures of a small “pocket park” on the side of Route 2 next to old factory buildings that have been converted to artist lofts and a canal for river floods. Wayside Park is cared for by volunteers from the North … Continue reading

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Sangdong Lake Park

Word for today: 공원  Park 몽환적 – Dreamlike, one of my earlier flashcards 🙂 Sangdong Lake Park [ Photo by http://www.flickr.com/traveloriented ]

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Poem: Grass Flower 풀 꽃

풀 꽃-  나태주 자세히 보아야 예쁘다 오래 보아야 사랑스럽다 너도 그렇다 Grass flower  by Na Taeju It is pretty if you look closely at. It is lovely if you look a long time. So are you.

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A quiet serenity

In calm equanimity I want to be a quiet serenity   벚꽃 Cherry blossoms appeared in my yard.  I await every year this brief moment of beauty.  Living “in calm” today.

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TTMIK: What did you do today?

Talk To Me In Korean has a page where you can say what you did today.  I’m going to try to do this, although it still feels like pulling teeth to get a sentence out of me.  This one below … Continue reading

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Planting a Garden

Shaking off the snow fall last week, I am determined to do some gardening this year. Farmer’s Almanac seduces me each week, sending emails, planting guides, and garden planner. Check out the Farmer’s Almanac website for your own free planting … Continue reading

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Did I really write that? But I don’t remember these Korean words.

I laugh at myself every day.  It is a joyful life. Let me describe one of my “not learning” approaches to doing vocabulary study.  It is just ramblings.  When I get myself all organized one of these days, I will … Continue reading

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Spring by Yun Dong-ju

I was pleased to discover a site of Korean Poetry.  A collection of contemporary Korean poetry in translation. Because one of my pen pals likes the poet, I had gone searching for Yun Dong-ju. Yun Dong-ju (1917 – 1945) was known … Continue reading

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Kouksundo & Poem about Sprouts

A Korean pen pal is practices Kouksundo 국선도.  I had never heard of it, but I did practice Tai Chi for many years before I started taking Taekwondo.  Read more about Kouksundo at their website. One of the meditation poems … Continue reading

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First day of Spring

Happy first day of spring. 행복한 첫 봄날 – Happy face 행복한 얼굴 🙂 As Robert Browning would say, “The year’s at the spring … All’s right with the world!”   행복한 = Happy  첫 = First  봄 = Spring … Continue reading

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Glimpse of my Zen Garden

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