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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

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Eliz

Fascinating! I love the scroll and plan to read the rest of this with great interest.

LINDA FROM EACH LITTLE WORLD

Elizabeth — thanks for stopping by. We've been enjoying re-living the early days of gardening together. And been really glad we took all those before and during photos. Nothing like looking back to realize how far you've come.

Easy and Elegant Life

Delightful. We have a long scroll hanging over the back stairs -- a fish. Even the kids love it, but none of us knows anything more about it.

The Japanese garden at Maymont, here in Richmond, is one of my favourite destinations... a a decent run, too.

LINDA FROM EACH LITTLE WORLD

Hi Mr. E&E: We know a little bit about this scroll because it turned out that we knew the former owners. So they were able to fill us in. I will have to check out the garden at Maymont. I am not familiar with that.

Pam/Digging

The journey continues... I'm always left with a cliffhanger here--what fun!

I'm intrigued that the Anderson garden was rated the best Japanese garden in the U.S. I'd have thought it would be the Portland one. Have you been there too? I haven't, but it's on my list of "must-sees." And now the Anderson garden is too.

LINDA FROM EACH LITTLE WORLD

Pam — Mark came along with me on a business trip to Seattle some years ago and then we hit Asian gardens from Portland to Vancouver. Portland was lovely but our all-time favorite is the Nitobe Japanese garden on the campus of UBC in Vancouver. The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island off Seattle is probably our favorite garden in general. It has second growth forest, incredible moss, ponds, woods and beautiful Japanese gardens as well. You have to make a reservation and they only let 200 people in per day so it is a very personal, almost spiritual experience.

Pam/Digging (Austin)

Thanks for the info on Pacific NW gardens to see. Someday!

LINDA FROM EACH LITTLE WORLD

Yeah — it was probably a once-in-a-lifetime trip for us. I always have to stop and think where other gardeners are located. It is just as big a distance for you as for us, I'm guessing.

Mari Hsu

Hi -

I found your photo of your scroll while doing a Google search for Kai Yu's work. He is my grandfather, and I'm looking for information about where people collected his works. I would love to know where you found this particular one.

Thanks!

- Mari Hsu

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