Monday, April 04, 2011

Kyoto Bamboo

When I was in Kyoto I visited a number of temples which were all in beautiful and serene garden settings. At one of the temples there was a bamboo forest with a small road winding up the hill. There was a breeze and I could hear the tops of the bamboo hitting one another with a clacking sound - so unlike the sounds of the forests I know. Running along side the road was a low stone wall and set on top of the wall was a fence made of some sort of straw like material all woven together. It was sublime.

I walked up the road listening to the bamboo clacking away and thought that I never wanted to leave.  Can you just imagine walking around that corner of the road and just disappearing?  I could.  

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