Garden Photo of the Day

A meaningful place to rest

Click here to enlarge this photo.
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.

Welcome to the Fine Gardening GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY blog! Every weekday we post a new photo of a great garden, a spectacular plant, a stunning plant combination, or any number of other subjects. Think of it as your morning jolt of green.

Sign up to get new posts delivered to your inbox each morning so you’ll always remember to take a look, or subscribe to our RSS feed. We look forward to sharing our garden travels with you.

If you think you have a photo that we should share on the Garden Photo of the day, email us. Send hi-res images to [email protected] with GPOD in the subject line. We’ll only respond if we plan to use your photo.

View Comments


  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.

  3. tactywmef 06/24/2013

    Knockoff Oakley ,Oakley sunglasses lens sunglasses sale silver announcement is a milestone from the glasses. This new make of sunglasses will give you an unprecedented enjoyment and fitness. Fashion to reflect the progres in current trends - retro, retro-style framework, chunky tortoiseshell and geometric shapes to draw, in lieu of to divert attention. fake oakley sunglasses ,Whether you are in the family, skating around the beach, or just nursing your hangover, cheap Oakley sunglasses to express your perfect accessories. Oakley, Sunglasses have invariably been revolutionary design and suspension system framework that it'll not affect the optical lens, nevertheless obtain the optimized comfort and accommodate a versatile frame design. Fake Oakley Froskins ,Oakley sunglasses continues to be produced from the cross-country agreement while using the grip, since they're sturdy and wonderful resistance to humidity, the primary priority of athletes.
    To protect the eyes of harmful UV sunglasses, even on the cloudy day, which is why the design and driving sunglasses altogether instances even a vital idea, take into account to produce. One of several criteria considered inside recovery cup is always to make sure a duplicate of the Kun pounds sharp-sightedness, another may meet your visual taste. The thin air snow reflectance is dropping, so the ultraviolet illumination of your vision could be very large. This is why, excellent visual safety, and winter sports is crucial. Oakley produce an interchangeable lens design lets you adjust to the changing light and optimize performance in practically environment. Product design or collection of materials, has become a group of advanced scientific experiments and testing to guarantee the comfort and high-quality, higher level of integration and functionality and fashion.
    Well received through the professional celebrities popular brand Oakley sunglasses have always been viewed as the courage to challenge the characterization. The brand use a polarized, hydrophobic, light-induced discoloration on the lens and RX Sun, in order to ensure the safety on the eye, or maybe an energetic lifestyle. Is starting to become today certainly one of a different trend of numerous manufacturers of novelty and awareness to your brand, considering any brand the sunglasses OAKLE array. Desire to fashion and fashion sunglasses, confirm the sale of Oakley sunglasses, there is an one you desire and you, Oakley sunglasses is best choice with this summer.

  4. User avater
    hollowkarma12 03/26/2019

    I love it! Very well-written and inspirational article! I have read it only once now, but I'm already feeling rested and ready for my custom research paper writing. The garden is an amazing place where everyone can have a rest, and "recharge" - fulfill their energy. Sometimes I have the best thoughts popping up in my mind when I am surrounded by the pure beauty of nature.

  5. TimothyBatiste 03/13/2021

    Simple amazing!

  6. Garry2121 03/30/2021

    Thanks for the info! As a student, this is very important to me. I would also like to share the service that I use for writing papers and essays - I can say with confidence that this is the best service, because there is no plagiarism here, everything is always on time, and real sources. Try it too!

Log in or create an account to post a comment.

Related Articles

The Latest