Last week we took a “little” side trip to Nova Scotia. A dear friend moved to the Annapolis Valley from Alberta three years ago and it was time… to reconnect and charge our batteries.
A sightseeing excursion brought us to a very special place along the secondary highway, The Tangled Gardens. As soon as we pulled off the road we realized just how special this hidden gem really is. We entered the shop where the owner sells her mixed media art along with gourmet preserves, herb infused vinegars and oils, and special herb ice cream. A small admission fee made our visit legitimate, and we set out through a Wisteria arbor to reach a pole with directional signs pointing to the labyrinth, the herb garden, the fountain and so many other wonderful secret places waiting to be discovered. Nature and sculpture has been teamed up successfully. Each sculptural piece has been placed with care to complement rather than draw attention away from the natural setting enhanced by seasonal changes.
Enjoy today’s slide show. Let it bring you tranquility and solitude in a busy and sometimes crazy world. A special quote by Dzigar Kongtru, author of It’s Up To You sums it up very well: Spending time in solitude allows many positive qualities to break through the crust of mundane mind — and all of them point to the source of true happiness and freedom from suffering. This is our natural birthright.
And just a bit of trivia: Martha Stewart thinks this place is special – she is coming to do a feature on Tangled Gardens… remember, you read about it here first!!