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Old 10-09-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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Small evergreens were transplanted from the nearby Cascade Mountains, native stone was hauled to form paths and borders, desert sage gave way to low-growing ground cover, and pools took shape adjacent to massive natural rock formations. It was hard work, done mostly by hand, and truly a labor of love. In the beginning, sustaining the Gardens meant hauling water in five gallon buckets from the river valley below, but eventually the Ohmes constructed an elaborate irrigation system that pumped water to the site.

Initially intended as a private family retreat, the interest of friends and community members prompted the Ohmes to open the Gardens to public visitations...
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:27 PM   #2
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Upon entering the Ohmes garden you will notice a log cabin to your right.
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Just outside of this is a very nice sitting area where you can enjoy its natural beauty.
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Natural stone pathways lure you into exploring the area.
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A pool awaits you around one of the very first bends.
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:18 PM   #3
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The soothing sound of water trickles behind you as...........
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you take in the breathtaking view of the valley beyond.
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Soft moss covered trails beg to be followed.
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There's something about natural stone that just does it for me. Those photos are really great. The last one with the moss and the stone footpath is a keeper too. I think the setting I like the best is the pool you photographed. That can't be a natural spring and pool yet it looks as if its been there forever.
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Thank you..........
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A berry close encounter.
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The heather was in full bloom.
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Couldn't resist peeking over the edge.
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There really weren't a lot of florals.
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But the ones we did see were interesting.
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Perhaps too shady or dry?
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The paths sure had you wondering what lay beyond.......
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I looooove foot paths. Those look like steps going up and around.
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One path led us up.
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The more arid plants thrived there.
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Succulents were scattered about its slopes.
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Rock benches were strategically placed into the serine setting.
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Evergreens perched high above us.
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A covered fort was at the summit.
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Dappled light and a bit of rain is all they need.
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I liked how the ferns have tucked themselves into the crevasses.
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I shall tuck myself in right here for a brief moment as well.
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