Tuesday, June 2, 2015



Yikes...I actually had to scroll through my Instagram feed to see when I visited the local Japanese garden. I'm embarrassed to say it was 7 weeks ago...7 weeks friends. But if you missed THIS POST it sort of explains what was going on at the time. I noticed as I was going through the desktop file these were in, the top photo has Kim's "make some noise 1" texture  applied so I know that I had originally planned to post this on a Tuesday....Oh...look at that, it's Tuesday...only 7 weeks later! 
I make the little drive once a year in the spring to catch the brilliance of all the blooms.
It WAS a beautiful day at the garden. 

The lilies were in bloom...

...the cherry blossoms were in bloom...

...the maple tree was a brilliant shade of red.

Sadly though, evidence of the drought has started rearing it's ugly head in this well manicured sanctuary in the middle of the valley. 

It's like there's a bubble of the garden and the entire world gets shut out for a bit...and all that's left are the thoughts in your head, the sound of birds and the pit pat of a water feature.

Nature is my medicine. ~Sara Moss-Wolfe

Happy (late to the party) snapping!


  1. Beautiful place to visit . . . looks so serene and inviting.

  2. beautiful images. And, I agree, nature is my medicine as well.

  3. i love gardens because you can get such an eclectic mixture of plants to photograph there. lovely shots, the pond lilies are my favorite.

  4. Seven weeks can pass in the blink of an eye.

  5. Gorgeous! I love Japanese gardens.

  6. The cherry blossoms against the blue sky are so beautiful! The whole garden looks beautiful.


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