16 July 2011

Evening-Part 2

These are all shots from the other evening when we came across the empty playground.  As we made our way through the Berkeley Hills we were so surprised to come across these huge rock gardens all over the place, they were spectacular and grand. We then entered a park that resembled an ewok village with lots of little paths high above a ravine and spotted a beautiful amphitheater down below.  We walked down quiet winding roads with beautiful old homes that made us feel like we were walking down a european  back road.  Towards the end we came across this path were someone had stapled all these beautiful poems to a fence.  Some were incredibly sad, some very beautiful. Here is an excerpt from A Color of the Sky by poet Tony Hoagland:

"Last summer's song is making a comeback on the radio,
and on the highway overpass,
the only metaphysical vandal in America has written
in big black spray paint letters,
which makes us wonder if Time loves Memory back."

PS- For all the locals out there did you feel that earthquake last night!?  Pretty powerful, it felt like our whole house was jolted!

Also I want to say a big huge Thank you to Tobe from Because It's Awesome for loving our little bench project, check out her awesome blog here!
Also want to thank  ohdeedoh! We had so much fun working on this and although it is not complete yet we loved the words of encouragement!  We will be sure to post one more picture when it is completely finished.
I also did some photos for this story by the lovely Sarah Henry for Berkeleyside.

Phew, this was a long one! Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

this looks absolutely incredible. like a little slice of heaven. what gorgeous shots you were able to get!

milquetoast said...

Kiks! So proud of you! Jim took me to that crazy rock thingy when we first moved here, I'd forgotten all about it!

epita said...

Kiki, you and Michael have discovered an incredible, quite enchanting, and almost magical rock garden! I love it! Please let's put this one on the list of all the places I would like to visit with you. The photos for the Berkeleyside are great -- I think that I can almost smell the aroma of the freshly-baked bread!!!

Bonnie said...

I love the rock formations and the steps! I would definitely like to visit there!