Monday, August 8, 2011

Tropical Japanese Garden

For some reason the "Post A Comment" selection is not working in my Blog even though I allow reader comments. I'm not sure if it's a Blogger thing or just me. :( Hopefully it will be fixed by tomorrow's post.

Thank you, Michelle and Joanna, for taking the time to let me know and also sending your comments via e-mail.  

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Every time I go somewhere on vacation I am drawn to the architecture or decor of the homes or places I visit.  When I went to Naples last year, I wrote about the striking doors of the beautiful homes I saw. Earlier this year, when I visited St. Augustine, I couldn't help but love the salvaged-decor at Cafe 11.

On this last vacation to Ft. Myers Beach, it was my friend, Elda, that found this gem of a place and just new I would love to photo shoot. She was absolutely right!

On the opposite side of the beach, behind the stepping stones, and over the little bridge was a beautiful japanese garden.

Full of little nooks to gather for private conversations. 

With stoney paths always leading to a comfy spot for mellowing out.

With a place for dinning al fresco if the mood arose.

Of course, any beachside retreat begs for a hammock.

And a Japanese garden is not complete without water features and beautiful flowers. 

This is the home that houses this haven.
The owners live on the top floor and rent the bottom one. 

I'm sure this luscious garden requires a lot of upkeep. But after visiting the zen-like space, I am glad someone does.  
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Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

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Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

FromJoanna of This Southern Girls Nest


What a beautiful/peaceful little slice of Heaven. I would love to curl up with a book on that hammock. And what a great place to have a cup of coffee in the mornings or in the late evenings. Makes me think about wanting to do something like that to my own back yard. But then I think, your right about the up keep. Too much for me. I'll just hunt out places like that to enjoy.

Best,
Joanna Brittain
Blog - This Southern Girls Nest
Twitter - SouthernNest

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

From Michelle of Emerald Cove

This is gorgeous and I love that there are so many options for relaxing. It looks so peaceful and serene.

I hope you had a great weekend my dear and enjoy your week!!

Michelle
xoxo

michelle said...

It looks like it is working again! YEAH!!!
Have a great day!! Wish I was there in those pictures right about now. :)
xo

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That looks like a gorgeous place! I love the hammock...makes me want to take a nap outside:)