Creating harmony, simplicity and peace in the landscape......

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. " - May Sarton


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Photo of the Day - Serenity in the Garden at Mohonk Mt. House

photo by Jan Johnsen- all rights reserved

Mohonk Mt. House is a magical, mountain top hotel in New Paltz, NY.

I worked there as a young gardener after studying landscape architecture at the University of Hawaii.

That was 40 years ago and I am still working - more than ever - in the landscape profession.  Now I teach, write and make beautiful landscapes for people.

I took this photo 2 years ago...Go for the day - as a day visitor -  and prepare to be amazed!


  1. Looks so enchanting.....

    1. It is! one of the bets kept secrets - a castle atop a mountain with miles of hiking trails....and a great garden.


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