It’s so fun when I run into someone exclaiming
OMG, I LOVVVVVE YOUR BLOG!
I can’t believe how the blog has grown thanks to YOU.
Hello Lovely has brought so much joy and allowed us
to explore lovely places both outside
and within my imagination.
A magical 12 acres close to my home is such a place…
behold ANDERSON GARDENS
in Rockford, Illinois.
In 1978, businessman John Anderson
was inspired by the Portland Japanese Garden and thanks
to designer Hoichi Kurisu, the Andersons’ swampy backyard
was transformed into this Japanese-style landscape.
Anderson Gardens is one of those enchanted places
which provides a peaceful retreat from the chaos
and bustle outside its gates…how grateful I am
such secret getaways are open to us to visit.
I like to think the Holy Trinity would feel right at home here.
Beautiful bronze angel sculptures by Swedish artist
Can you feel the specialness and otherliness of this place?
Definitely make time to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s
little gem… the Laurent House while in Rockford!
Ponds, a Sukiya style tea house (by Masahiro Hamada),
winding paths, and lush plantings make this destination
perfect for contemplative dreamers like me and you.
Visit here for info about visiting the Gardens,
and keep an eye out for this blogger…I’m the one
with the tranquil gaze where the water falls.
Peace to you right where you are.
all photos mine