Monday, June 9, 2008

Peaceful Surroundings

We recently had our patio extended by my brother-in-law, who also put in a lattice patio cover and replaced our bedroom window with an arcadia door. Then Mark & I, along with 2 of our nephews, removed the grass and installed granite. Oh, and of course added more rocks & small boulders that we've collected over the years. You know me and rocks - love'em all.

Our favorite place to relax is out on our bedroom patio (above). The view from our bedroom is absolutely gorgeous with the blooms of our Bougainvillea's and other blossoming plants, the pool and the sounds of the waterfall. Now with Kuan Yin overlooking our yard, it makes it even more peaceful and relaxing.

This is a view from our main patio. I can't express enough how peaceful it truly is, at least to us. We like the simple things really. We are humble and enjoy making the most of what we can with what we have. Being able to fix up our home is a good feeling, especially when we do it ourselves. We can sit back and truly enjoy what we have accomplished with our own two hands.

Kuan Yin is known as the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion, a female deity (also known by other names). In Mahayana Tibetan Buddhism, Avalokiteshvara (hard to pronounce at first, but trust me it gets easier) is recognized as the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

May everyone have compassion, love, peace and happiness.

☼ Rocki


Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Rocki, your backyard is simply beautiful! It makes me miss our surroundings in Ajo so much! I don't think there are many of us that appreciate the Sonoran desert :) Great job!

Anonymous said...

Oh Rocki you guys did and amazing job!! The garden is lovely and I adore the statue (won't begin to pretend I know how to spell or write it!) The yard really came out beautiful and you can sense the serenity you must experience each day!! ~ Sharon

theprimpantry said...

That is amazing! Wish I had your yard!

Rosebud Collection said...

Gardens like this, remind me of real peace..Just beautiful..Enjoy..

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments! We worked really hard to fix it up - maybe that's why we appreciate it more.