In the top corner of the garden a Buddha sits serenely surveying the scene around him. In front of him are 3 ponds that are difficult to see because of all the plants. The top pond is a concrete, wine barrel shape. Then the water cascades down, from it, to 2 children’s paddling pools, they were throw outs from a neighbour, and they are camouflaged by bromeliads and succulents. Water weeds and lilies cover the pond and it is colonised by hundreds of small fish. They keep the mosquitoes under control.
It is a lovely place to sit, under the spreading frangipani tree.
But be aware dozens of spiders colonise above your head and their webs are a trap for insects but also your head if you do not duck…The best part of this corner is these two garden chairs. Found many years ago at the local dump (which sadly has closed down and moved away). A friend suggested we paint them. But we love the rustic, weathered look. It blends in so well with our rustic garden.Look at the different layers of colour, blue, green, white, they tell stories from the past and maybe another life when they resided alongside an immaculate Gold Coast swimming pool painted a pristine white.
But now we can sit on them, glass in hand, and dream, meditate and survey the garden alongside Buddha.