2009/04/26

一口氣把這些年來的玫瑰園照片整理好。 本想說看過它最美的模樣了, 這些就沒有再看甚至放上網的必要了。 但再想想, 當我第一次入園時, 我也是很驚嘆它的存在跟它的模樣呀! 把胃口養刁了, 能略過平庸放下過去, 是不是長進了? 還是常懷一顆感謝的心, 能欣賞平凡中的淡泊, 生命會更舒坦?

不同時節不同年紀(花的還是我的?)有不同的風景不同的面貌(花的還是小孩的?), 總算我也是看著許多玫瑰從小株長呀長, 長成可以讓人驚豔的姿態, 便還是放上來, 讓玫瑰滋養旁邊欄位的小樹吧。


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這是之前寫的貼過的, 但我居然找不到它到底是寫在哪一篇... 再放上來一次

What amazes me most is not the beauty of this park, but the fact that I am not aware of this place all these years I've been here. Yet it's not surprising at all, for NONE of the people I talked to knows this little gem in the city. Is it because the valley is too big for us to get to know it in more detail, or is it because we kind of limited ourselves to only the things we are familiar with?

The garden is very tiny that you can see through it from the gate. There's no dedicate parking lot for it, but you can easily find a shady parking space by the fense : the trees along the sidewalk provide very nice shades. There are doors on each side of the garden, so you can simply park any place you like. We have no idea of this area (in the sense of housing price or school district), but it seems a nice quiet neighborhood.

The park is divided into two sections, one with roses and the other green grass field. We park immediately when we saw a parking space, so ended up walking all the way through the grass field to see the roses (park on the other side to avoid this *long* walk!). We are however impressed on the first sight of the colorful scene in front of us even from distance.

In the beginning I'm afraid that we would be here too early for the season, for I have the impression that the roses start to bloom in May. However, since it's not far away from my house, we decided to check it out before my mom leaves. And they are in bloom already!

I don't particularly like roses, but these big, bright colorful flowers are such eye-catching. Wiki said that it features more than 3500 rose shrubs representing 189 rose varieties. Imagine how glory it is whey they are all in bloom!

*Luckily*, they are not in display at the same time (otherwise what can people see in other months?). Though many are in bloom, which makes it beautiful enough, there are also many buds preparing themselves for heralding the summer! Nice to know they will take turns, so we can come back month after month to enjoy their fragrances and prettiness.

The only problem is that, I found I'm more interested in photographing the baby than the roses! Ha, otherwise I might spend hours here shooting each petals of each variaties to capture all the details of this small wonder.

My mom is so happy about it and highly recommanded it to her friends, so do I. She even asked me to go back for more photos in two weeks! Go visit the park if you have 1 hour free to spare on the coming weekends, you won't regret! (They have few picnic tables under the big trees so you can bring a lunchbox to rest and enjoy the view if you want to stay here longer).

PS. Typing English is much faster than Chinese (especially when I have only one hand free). I should be able to post more in English with the baby photos! But it's so difficult to express myself well in English ... anyway, bear with this one for now (both the English and the photos), Chinese version with *normal* photos is coming soon.

  • San Jose Municipal Rose Garden



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    • 妹
    • 好久沒有看到
      水草寫這類"平凡中淡泊"的詞句了
      胃口養刁了,還真是會遺失生命中很多小樂趣
      用這樣心情來欣賞這篇
      真是豁然開朗,讓人很輕鬆愉快
    • 這裡都很輕鬆愉快的啦:)
      希望妹能很快重拾歡笑 讓汪汪在天堂也能安心微笑 不掛心你們!

      nachtluft 於 2012/06/21 16:01 回覆

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