with Kim Klassen
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.
Happy (late to the party) snapping!