Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Clamor .. Murmur .. Plash! Potpourri of Fountains

Provence, France
Still pools, cascades, clamoring waterfalls & splashing fountains.
A collection of magical water gardens photographed in Spring, Summer and Fall, 
appearing on Bay Area Tendrils in 2009. 
To connect to original feature, click on garden link.

Glen Ellen, California
Classical Chinese Garden
Portland, Oregon

The theft of content and photos on the Internet is widespread.
For now, I'll be taking steps to insert links back to my site.
Darioush Winery
Napa, California
Paris, France


  1. I love these photos. I can almost hear the trickles... Happy New Year, Alice.

  2. Just beautiful, what nice memories. Happy New Year.

  3. A great overview of water features - I haven't been to Paris ofr ages and want to go to Parc Andre Citroen. Perhaps 2010 will be the year. Happy New Year to you.

  4. I love the contrast between the still and sparkling water at the Napa winery.

  5. Hello Alice! Fabulous water features! Thank you so much for all the wonderful gardens and inspiring ideas you have shared this year! I have loved traveling along with you! All the best for 2010! Happy New Year! Carol

  6. Having a water feature is so important. Love two of the water fall pictures (picture 3 and 4). They are very interesting.

  7. Thanks for sharing these...I hadn't seen some of them before.

  8. Oh Alice! Lovely, just lovely I want to see them all in real life. I've only seen the Parc Andre Citroen (which was WONDERFUL) so my list has started but wow, so many to see.... xxx I think the Napa one is going to be my 'safe place' in my head for the next few days - fab photo!

  9. Hi Alice,
    Loved the fountains, especially the Italian ones. I'm always drwn to water in the garden. I think everyone is. Thank You for the tour.

  10. A lovely, refreshing way to wind out the old year, Alice, and bring in the new. I learned on my trip to Kansas City last year that it's the city of fountains, having more public fountains than any city other than Venice, I think the claim is. I saw quite a few and they were lovely. Here's to a bright and splashy-shiny new year!

  11. I just love water in the it looks and sounds. I wish for you a very Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing more of your travels.

  12. Alice--Lovely! Thank you so much for thinking of these "together", and for sharing them, and for getting my mind/imagination running!
    Happy New Year!

  13. Great idea, Alice. I love the symbolism of running water to celebrate the New Year: rushing on and moving forward. I clink my champagne glass to your fountains!

  14. Thanks so much for showing these Alice. That's some of my piping inside that Portland Chinese Garden, lol. The guys were desperate! Neat stuff and Happy new Year to one of my very favorite bloggers. Your stuff is always pretty near breath-taking.

  15. Wonderful post. I do so enjoy my visits here :o)

    Wishing you every happiness in 2010 Alice,

    Happy New Year,

    RO xxx

  16. Looks like the sounds of water over the last few weeks have really inspired you! Love the photos!

    Happy New Year

  17. These make a wonderful contrast to the soggy garden I can see outside... some food for thought for garden visits for 2010 - have a very Happy New Year for 2010 - best wishes Miranda

  18. This is a really nice collection of fountains. I like the one at Villa D'Este and also the hotel. Looks like a cozy space.

    What is that glass structure in the background of the last photo? I can't tell if I'm missing something or if I can see straight through that building?

  19. Pleased to provide a respite from the wintery weather, my friends!

    Your plumbing is greatly appreciated by all who visit Portland's Chinese Garden ;~D

    There are two glass houses that flank the main fountain at Parc Andre Citroen. I've not entered these buildings, but believe that one or both function as an orangery to protect potted citrus plants, etc., over the winter months.

  20. Alice, Lovely pictures of lovely gardens. Nothing like the sounds of water outdoors. Thanks for this entertaining post. Teresa