2008-11-11

Japanese Gardens in Seattle

As we careen headlong into November, the annual gloom has returned to Seattle. The rain is here. The clouds are here. The winds are here. It's time to settle in for the gray winter. Why do people do it?

Because the summers are beautiful.

Back in July, my mother came out to Seattle. One of our stops was the Japanese Garden in the Arboretum. Her blog post about this trip is here.

The Japanese Garden is a peaceful oasis of plants and water. There is a tea house, trees from Japan, turtles that look like stone, branches that grow from old limbs, a giant Koi pond, and even a tree with a crutch.

Here are a few pictures I took that day.

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6 comments:

Tomas Karkalas said...

THANK YOU. That was beautiful. While viewing your photos, I was pierced with the unexpected thought
"It would be fine to become the "Japanese Gardens in Seattle"" I have thought.
Wow, what a purity here
I love indeed your blog.

storybeader said...

great pics. And I love turtles!

Daisy said...

It looks beautiful and serene there!

RollerKaty said...

The weather has been exceptionally nasty the last couple of days here in the pacific northwest :(

Great pics of the Japanese Gardens, I love the arboretum :)

haleyhughes said...

Lovely. Japanese gardens can be so gorgeous. So much going on and so much to see if you're looking for it, but yet so peaceful.

I'm pretty sure the rain and gloom in Chicago this week would rival the rain and gloom in Seattle. It was nice to see such a summery pick-me-up.

Catherinette Rings said...

This is nice . It is important to find quiet and peaceful sancutaries in the large cities we live in . It reminds me of when i lived in Japan . With all the buildings , Japanese garden were hard to find in japan .