“[I] quite enjoyed this world that Barnes has created.
Author: Mark T. Barnes
Publisher: 47 North
Shortlisted for the 2014 Gemmell Morningstar Award--Best Debut Novel An uneasy peace has existed since the fall of the Awakened Empire centuries ago. Now the hybrid Avān share the land with the people they once conquered: the star-born humans; the spectral, undead Nomads; and what remains of the Elemental Masters. With the Empress-in-Shadows an estranged ghost, it is the ancient dynasties of the Great Houses and the Hundred Families that rule. But now civil war threatens to draw all of Shrīan into a vicious struggle sparked by one man's lust for power, and his drive to cheat death. Visions have foretold that Corajidin, dying ruler of House Erebus, will not only survive, but rise to rule his people. The wily nobleman seeks to make his destiny certain--by plundering the ruins of his civilization's past for the arcane science needed to ensure his survival, and by mercilessly eliminating his rivals. But mercenary warrior-mage Indris, scion of the rival House Näsarat, stands most powerfully in the usurper's bloody path. For it is Indris who reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing man, the only one able to steer the teetering nation towards peace.
After bombs rain down on Pearl Harbor, 14-year-old Lucy Takeda and her mother, Miyako, are rounded up--along with thousands of other innocent Japanese-Americans--and taken to the Manzanar prison camp where they endure abuse and harsh living conditions until Miyako makes the ultimate sacrifice. Original.
Author: Sylvia Farrer-BornarthPublish On: 2009-06-13
A Personal Exploration in Garden Design Sylvia Farrer-Bornarth. As mentioned
earlier, we have another ... A new path has been developed surrounding the tall
white “guardian stone” on the shore of the creek. Walking back up the slope
Author: Sylvia Farrer-Bornarth
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Gardening is a wonderful activity for any age and gender. Gardening can be a hobby or a profession. It can be a source of income and a source of joy. A young child will delight to watch a seed grow producing a beautiful flower and a senior gardener will cherish a tree they have watched grow over the years. To provide a space for these activities whether it is a window box or a small plot of land or a grand estate with many gardens, is to encourage the simple enjoyment of watching a plant grow.
IN MEMORY OF DAVID STEVENS About the Author Tara Dillard gardens in the
Southern United States , a climate suited to gardening all year . She hosted a garden show on CBS and appeared many times on NBC , HGTV and PBS .
Author: Tara Dillard
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Pathways around your home can be the most striking outdoor element, providing a visual and physical guide through your surroundings. Instead of settling for boring straight-line sidewalks, why not create your own geography with paths that add art to necessity! Let this lush visual resource for gardeners and garden designers inspire you with its 125 different paths that feature styles from very casual to natural trails to elegantly formal walkways. Do-it-yourself installation instructions cover materials, elements of design, each step of construction, and maintenance tips. The value of your home will increase, and so will the pleasure you receive from walking outdoors, as the ordinary activity of going from one place to another reveals your sense of beauty and character. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club & the Homestyle Book Club.
The first garden in the sequence was called the garden of the planes . The
original garden , designed by Haag , has been replaced by a field of
asymmetrically arranged stones similar to the gardens of stones found in Zen
Buddhist temple ...
Author: William S. Saunders
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
The Landscape Views series was established to highlight important issues of landscape architecture. Like our ever-popular Pamphlet Architecture series, Landscape Views packs a large amount of critical research into a small volume. Examines two projects in the Pacific Northwest.
... the taller white pine that would have shaded the garden. We continued working
into the fall, on weekend trips, until we had a thirty-by-forty-foot plot. Then we
sowed our first cover crop of winter rye. Our initial plan was to build a stone
Author: Laura Waterman
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“Waterman’s mesmerizing account of her intense but unusual and tragic marriage to noted climber and wilderness advocate Guy Waterman.” —Stowe Today.com Laura and Guy Waterman spent nearly three decades homesteading in a cabin in the Vermont mountains. But the end of their marriage came on a frigid day, February 6, 2000, when Guy climbed to the summit of Mount Lafayette in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and sat down among the rocks to die. Losing the Garden is the memoir of a woman who was compelled to ask herself “How could I support my husband’s plan to commit suicide?” In her intimate examination, we explore their intricate and dark family histories and reach a deep understanding of the marriage that tried to transcend them. At its heart, this is a love story and an affirmation of life after loss. “In the enigmatic Losing the Garden: The Story of a Marriage, Waterman tells with astonishing frankness the wrenching story of her marriage and widowhood.” —Chicago Tribune “A compelling memoir demands a precarious dance between the universal and the unusual . . . The result is a very slow waltz during which the dancers hardly touch.” —The Boston Globe (Editor’s Pick) “This is a survivor’s tale of an unusual life and a loving marriage. Waterman’s well-written and heartfelt book will resonate with anyone whose life has been touched by the suicide of a loved one.” —Library Journal
This little U - shaped garden is flanked by a pair of small cherub statues at the
front and is accented by an old wellhead at the top . From here , five French buhr stones carpeted with bluestar creeper within and pebbles between create a path
Author: Polly McLeod Mattox
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
A tour of thirty of Georgia's most exquisite private gardens, terraces, and verandas shows how each has evolved into a place of charm and tranquility.
The concrete can take on a variety of finishes: a weathered stone look, a rusted
country piece, or other unique washed finishes. One-of-a-kind stepping-stones
can add a lot to the look of a garden. For a classic touch, how about stones with
Author: Eileen Houston
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
The Houston area offers an abundance of resources and activities for gardeners and garden lovers, if people only know where to look: Love roses? Go to the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Want fresh vegetables? Pay in advance for a weekly supply at Central City Co-op. Can’t live without daffodils? Find twenty varieties at the Bulb and Plants Mart. In this handy, versatile guide to all things related to gardens in Houston and its environs, Texas Master Gardener Eileen Houston presents the book she wished had been available when she first moved to the city. Writing about public gardens, garden events, farmers’ markets, garden clubs, retail nurseries, volunteer opportunities, and more, Houston shares her favorite finds in an opening section, called “Best of the Best,” listing places and events she believes garden enthusiasts will not want to miss. For each garden site, event, and outlet, readers learn what they need to know about times, fees, locations, and contact information. A map and key help identify which destinations will require some planning and which can be easily enjoyed, depending on where readers live or work. Helpful descriptions focus on the special features or distinctive ambience of each place or happening. A chapter on retail sources is packed with advice: where to buy native or organically raised plants; how to find specialty shops and nurseries devoted to specific kinds of plants, such as African violets, bonsai, tropicals, roses, orchids, and cacti;· which retailers offer fountains, benches, sculptures, and antique garden accessories. At the end of the book, Houston steers readers to her recommended garden books and websites. Anyone interested in exploring the gardening scene in Houston and surrounding areas—whether resident or visitor, participant or spectator—will discover in this book much to do and share with family, friends, and fellow gardeners.
Now these stones are where they can watch me all the time. Only a portion of the garden right in front of the living room was covered with lawn. From here the land
sloped away from the house to the grove, where dead leaves now covered the ...
Author: Masaaki Tachihara
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
The story of Mizue, a housewife, and Kase, a traditional-style garden designer hired by her husband to landscape their home. As the garden takes shape, Mizue wakens to a new sensuality and desire, and her carefully structured life begins to crumble. Explores the psychology of human passion in an oblique language filled with references to art and aesthetic values.
SACRED STONES According to the ancient Greeks , stones are the " bones " of
the Earth Mother , Gaia . In every garden , stones are the key earthing points and
elements . The art of stone " planting ” is a complex and deep practice in Asia ...
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
The Magical Garden is a curious little book of magic, charms, spells, and bits of traditional and historical lore from and for magical gardens and the curious gardeners who tend to them. What gardener would not want to know the flower they were born under, the traditional magical meanings of bells and chimes, or the healing power of geraniums' Many of these nuggets of wisdom and magic have been handed down from Sophia's grandparents, who extensively used herbs and such in their psychic work. Avid gardener and ancient historian Denny Sargent collected much of the information included here from a wide variety of traditional sources. Roman, Celt, Norse, and Japanese gardeners all believed in garden magic, and some of their most fascinating traditions, spells, and charms are contained in this wonderful little book. In addition to the garden, magical plants, birds, insects, the yard, and the weather are also addressed. Other interesting lore includes: *Garden sprites, fairies, and elves *Ancient and magical ways for empowering the garden by planting certain plants in special places *Traditions for celebrating festivals in the garden, ways of using garden plants for protection, and techniques for invoking positive energy with treesHelpful spells include: *Spells to bless a new bed or garden*Charm to bring prosperity to a carefully planted garden*Spell to create natural amulets and talismans from common garden plants*Garden blessings to gain true love
Water Garden patio stones Form / mold required interlocking forms A , B , C Wet
cement mixture required A 16 cups / B 16 ... Placing the rounded side of a 1 Make garden stone forms or adapt the patterns to fit a nugget face down may result in ...
Author: George W. Shannon
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Make beautiful pieces of mosaics for your home and garden with broken china, glittering glass jewels, shimmering mirrors, smooth stones, sea worn shells and other found objects.
The romantic Hsi ching tsa chi , in describing the elaborate garden of a wealthy
man , purportedly of the Han dynasty , tells how “ . . . he fashioned stones to make
a mountain , more than ten chang [ one hundred feet ] high . ” Whether or not ...
Author: Edward H. Schafer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This twelth century catalogue assmedbled by Tu Wan is the first whole work in Chinese literature devoted to stones as objects of aesthetic value. this date the appreciation of viewing stones in gardens and in the studios of scholars had ignited a craze.
X . - UPON STONES IN THE GARDEN . ed OBSERVING in the garden many stones mixed with other soil , and considering how fruitless and unprofitable they
were ; that though they had the same husbandry bestowed upon them , the same
“No one is allowed to play with the stones outside of the Garden color. For
someone could have been badly hurt, “Anna said as she picked up the feather. The Garden of Color is the place where the angel stone game is played. It is a
Author: Joshua Soderlund
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
As chaos begins happening around the world a group of unlikely characters have joined together to find the missing Angel stones spread all over. As the angels in heaven try to prevent things from getting even worse in the world for two of their own are missing.
Terraces The garden floor begins the moment your feet hit the ground outdoors
— and often, the world over, that's on a ... squared off or curving, open to the sky
or covered by a pergola, enclosed by elegant stone balustrades or charmingly ...
Author: Bunny Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A leading interior designer and a gardening journalist combine their expertise to provide readers with an authoritative volume on how to create and maintain gardens of all kinds, as well as how to appreciate their aesthetic appeal. 25,000 first printing.
OMOTE SENKE , ZANGETSUTEI FOREGARDEN To the left , beyond the bed of
pine needles beneath the red pine , is the wall of an old well , a kuromoji (
spicebush ) fence , a thatch - roofed gate ( kayamon ) , and a hexagonal stone
Author: Masaaki Ono
Publisher: Kodansha International
A private viewing of some of Japan's most stunning gardens. The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto presents a stunning new collection of photographs by Katsuhiko Mizuno. Kyoto, never having been susceptible to short-term fashions, has kept the tradition of garden art alive for centuries in both public and private spaces. Mizuno, born in Kyoto, has spent most of his life photographing the gardens and architecture of this ancient capital. His intimate familiarity with the city and its inhabitants has enabled him to penetrate its most hidden corners and capture the beauty of unknown gardens with his cameras. The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto showcases more than fifty gardens, from private dwellings to Imperial Palaces and Villas, temples, tea schools and shrines. Some Japanese gardens were planned with only one vantage point, but many have been designed for viewing from multiple angles. In this beautiful new book, we are given various views as we explore the stroll gardens or look down from the verandas of the buildings surrounding enclosed gardens. In addition, the elements and structures of each garden are explained by Masaaki Ono, a student of the great twentieth-century garden designer Mirei Shigemori. The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto also includes plans drawn by Ono to accompany the photographs and descriptions. The multi-dimensional approach of The Hidden Gardens of Kyoto will both delight and impress professional and amateur garden designers and landscape architects, and enable readers to understand the structure and diverse vegetation used to create these inspiring landscapes.
Unlike the Sakutei/(i, which as a theory covers the entire practice of the Heian-
period garden world, the Sansui manual relates only ... Then move back to the
point beside the stone for paying respect, and look really carefully at the garden.
Author: Wybe Kuitert
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
"Revised and updated, Themes in the History of Japanese Garden Art presents new interpretations of the evolution of Japanese garden art. Its depth and much-needed emphasis on a practical context for garden creation will appeal to art and literary historians as well as scholars, students, and appreciators of garden and landscape art, Asian and Western."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Lisa St. Aubin De TeranPublish On: 2010-12-02
It is his pleasure to outdo me in the garden, and mine to be outdone. The college
courtyard is gradually being converted from a rubbish dump to a formal garden
with stone paths and flowerbeds, fruit trees and a herb garden. Each bed is ...
Author: Lisa St. Aubin De Teran
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
MOZAMBIQUE MYSTERIES is about turning fifty and finding a new direction. Lisa St Aubin de Terán travelled to Mozambique and, for the first time in her much-travelled life, felt at home - in a place 'so remote that few have visited it since the time of Vasco da Gama'. After three marriages and various affairs, she also fell in love. She set up a school and, together with her niece, the Terán Foundation. From the acclaimed author of THE HACIENDA, Mozambique Mysteries is a story of new beginnings in a country of contrasts and challenges - her most inspiring story yet.