I thought you might enjoy seeing the mosaic garden that my mother-in-law and a few of her gardening friends commissioned at their Santa Barbara retirement community. The small garden is situated on the grounds just outside her home, and we pass by it each time we come and go throughout the day when we visit.
I took a few quick shots just before we left at midday. But the morning and evening light shows the art to it's best advantage. The artist wanted to incorporate the same flowers that would be used in the garden, and it all appears to have sprung up together.
There are four small seats surrounding a center table. Four longer benches circle the outer perimeter, each unique.
The donors names are inscribed, and Jane has dedicated her own bench to her friends. A lifelong gardener, and still an accomplished bridge player, her friends have always been at the center of her life. We have been pleased to meet so many of them over the years. In good health, and still living on her own at almost ninety-two, this charming little garden outside her door will bring us all so much pleasure in days to come.
The talented mosaic artist is Kim Emerson whose website is at this link.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this little stroll through the mosaic garden!
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