Garden Photo of the Day

A meaningful place to rest

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Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

This blue bench is a place to rest and reflect in the garden of Randy Bolin and Tom Nelson in Oakland, California, and it was featured in an essay, My Sanctuary, that Randy wrote for the September/October 2009 issue of Fine Gardening. In the essay, Randy chronicles his fight with cancer and describes how his garden was an integral part of his healing process.

For past entries with views of this garden, click here, here, here, here, and here.

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  1. IcanDigit 10/01/2010

    What a great place to relax!

  2. sheilaschultz 10/05/2010

    I remember Randy's essay and it touched my heart. We all need a quiet place to rest and contemplate the beauty of nature. It makes life make sense in a very simple way.

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