Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gardens of The World, Part 2

The Japanese Garden

Red leaves on the Japanese Maple Tree

Bamboo Forest

Across the bridge over the stream

Through more stands of bamboo.

There is a blue roofed tea house next to the koi pond.

The ubiquitous lily pads in the pond.

The goldfish were being coy, not wanting to be photographed. I was only partially successful in getting a picture of them. This picture looks more like a Monet painting.


Jani said...

Are you sure the goldfish weren't being 'koi'? (Sorry, couldn't resist :^)

Beautiful pictures!

ellen b. said...

Beautiful photos Willow! Love the Monet!

Flower said...

The pictures are very nice! Thanks for sharing!!
The header is you!! It fits very well!! I took my rose out and will play around more this week with other options.

roxie said...

That impressionistic watercolor is terrific! You could frame it!

Barbara said...

I like seeing the bamboo as it is so different to anything here.
Maple i sstunning.

Knitting Linguist said...

I love the coy/koi picture! Thanks for sharing with us -- what a lovely day :)

Mama Mia said...

Lovely! I really favor the 'monet' picture! :o)

Bethany said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your garden photos! I used to have my own small rose garden in a previous home. I miss the smell of it! My children were little toddlers and they would walk through and tell me the different smells of each kind of rose! The Japanese garden is so pretty too! I have always loved Japanese Maples for their red color. We also have a bamboo forest growing down the street from us! I read that it's invasive in this area, but I love how it looks. My daughter thinks we just need more Pandas in Pennsylvania!!

Unknown said...

very nice pictures with clarity, love the gold? probably koi fishes. and i've got 2 awards for you, sorry didnt do the linking in my blog..the list is too long, and e for excellent and of course the cute teddy for this nice blogger :)

Tracy said...

OH, this is a lovely post, Willow!...I've always liked the beauty and harmony of a Japanese garden and Asian-inspired gardens. Happy Days ((HUGS))

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Hi Willow....more lovely photos. I like that bamboo!

Oh, and I also like your new header!