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#1 Doornroosje

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

Herb and flower garden at Arod Mearas, dedicated to the goddes Epona.
I went a little crazy with the new friends flowers, butterflies and ladybugs, and it turned out a lot more flowery than herbal ;-). Just had a lot of fun.
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Herbalist Melinda Cailleach and her young apprentice are collecting some herbs from the herb garden for medicinal purposes.
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It is the middle of summer and the garden is a waterfall of flowers. The fountain brings some freshness in the summer heat.
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There is a small statue of Epona in the wall surrounding a part of the garden.
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The garden is on one side surrounded by a covered walk, that also provides an entrance to the herb garden.
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Close up of the tower
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:41 PM

Beautiful garden  :thumbup:  Really looks like a well tended garden, I especially like the roofs of your buildings.
The stairs to the tower are a nice touch as well.
Great work!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Great MOC! I especially love the picture from above.  :thumbup:
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

Beautiful, just beautiful! A very peacefull and calm moc! Love it! The covered walk is my favourite, made for walks and overlooking the garden! The garden it self is very nice and I love that you went bananas with the plants! Looks very natural!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Oh wow, this is really sweet!! I really love the garden and the archway. Also great job on that brown roof. A truely beautiful Moc!!
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:47 PM

A great build, I kind of think it reminds me of a scene from the Harry Potter LEGO video game.
The roofing technique of the multiple layers looks great.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:38 AM

This is so beautiful. When I look at this moc, I just want to be there. Doornroosje, you have become one of my favorite builder's. I love your style. The stairs you made are pretty cool! I love everything about this moc! :thumbup: The whole scene is very inspiring. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Brilliant work.  I love the stonework on the walls, and the covered walk is excellent.   :thumbup:

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I love the details on the little plants.  

A fine addition to our lands.  

Seems like the pictures are a little harsh in the lighting department- tried taking the photos without the flash?3

Edit: I now see some of them are with the flash on, and others with it off.  I know it can be super hard to keep the camera focus on close up without the flash, but the flash free ones just look so much nicer in color!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Great moc! :classic: Some nice work on the walls, the fountain and the garden, but I especially like the all the woodwork. :thumbup:

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:40 PM

Great work it looks really beutiful. :wub:
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

Gorgeous! I like it  :wink:
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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

Thanks for all your nice comments ! Glad you all like it, really makes my day :classic:

@ZCerberus: I know I am horrible at photography...I appreciate your suggestions in that department a lot! Taking photos is the most dreaded part of sharing my MOCs with you all. However I try to make the best of it and fortunately the natural lighting gets better, so I don't have to rely on the flash that much. I made a series of photo's with both flash and without flash an picked out the best shots. For some reason when I don't use the flash a great part of the photo's isn't sharp enough  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

So beautiful and peaceful - truly a sight for sore eyes!  :wub: The garden layout is very pleasing, especially in the overhead shot. I love the architechtural details like the covered walkway, shrine set into the wall and the roof on the tower. :thumbup: I'm quite intruiged by the eaves over the windows on the tower too - the technique is very clever, although i think it would look better if you increased the width of the slanting roof, to cover the front corner of the tower.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:47 AM

A really nice garden and surrounds teaming with wildlife. Great job on a really nice idea. :thumbup:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

Very nice MOC! Great landscaping, and nice concept.  And I really like the roof technique. Have to add that to my ever-expanding list of roofing ideas.
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