Sunday, August 17, 2014

Japanese Garden



This was the first year that I made it in time to the Japanese Garden
to see the crepe myrtles in bloom.
In the past I've used the excuse that it is just too hot to go.
Armed with camera, cold water and a fan -- off I went.
I wasn't disappointed.


Japanese Garden

The crepes were mostly pale pink and white, but every now and then the dark red appeared.


Japanese Garden


The sound of running water is so soothing. 


Japanese Garden

It was a lovely, but hot, morning.

Wishing YOU well and much joy.

I'm joining the lovely Judith for Mosaic Monday.



24 comments:

Lynne said...

Sooooo pretty!

eileeninmd said...

The gardens looks beautiful. I love the Crepe Myrtle..the colors are pretty. Great capture of the egret.. Lovely post, enjoy your new week!

Ela said...

What a gorgeous garden ! Just an amazing place !
Have a nice Sunday :)

Michelle said...

What a lovely place.

Janet said...

Beautiful photos. It's been hot here, too. The only time I venture out is when I absolutely have to and then I make sure I go early in the day. If I had a park like this near me I might get out even if it was hot.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Gorgeous photos. Glad you made it. xox

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This is a garden I'd love to see in person, especially as I see crepe myrtles are gorgeous when in bloom. The top left photo is my favourite with the tranquil view and reflections in the water.
Thanks for linking to MM Snap.

Beth said...

The crepe myrtles are fantastic, Snap! Wish we could grow them in our climate! Have a great week! Beth

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks for enduring the hot weather to share these beautiful photos with us. Hope you have a restful night and a good week ahead. Mildred

Vee said...

Oh that was worth seeing! I guess it has turned warmer again your way.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Japanese gardens are always so tranquil and beautiful, Snap. This looks like a beautiful one!

Mary Cromer said...

Beautiful! My Crepe Myrtle along with my 21 year old Hydrangea, did not survive this past Winter...I need to purchase another Crepe Myrtle this Autumn~

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

how utterly peaceful it looks there! :)

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo's!

Pondside said...

It sounds like the Japanese Garden worked its magic on you. There's one nearby, at Royal Roads, and I love to go there at any season. While it's gorgeous when the trees bloom, there's something very serene and elegant about it in winter when the 'bones' are showing, too.

sal spring said...

It may well have been hot, but your photos make it look very inviting.
I had to look up crepe myrtles and found that they are related to the white myrtles that I have here in the UK.

Donna said...

Snap what a peaceful, soulful spot...and your mosaics of this lovely garden are perfect.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

The Japanese garden has the feel of a sanctuary.
There is a calmness about your photos Snap.
I'm sure you felt re-energised after your visit.
Beautiful crepe myrtles.
Shane

Veronica Roth said...

That's a lovely, meditative place. Gosh that white bird is amazing. Is it a white egret? Would you believe this: there is a nesting pair of white egrets here in our village in Oxfordshire UK. I think they come all the way from Egypt or Africa, but each year ornithologists come to record them.

Cathy Lallis said...

Beautiful. Love the botanical gardens and crepe myrtles are one of my favs.

Lorrie said...

Japanese Gardens are places of tranquility. Your photos show that beautifully. Glad you enjoyed your time there.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful gardens - great place to walk. Crepe Myrtles are so pretty. They always start blooming as the Spring annuals start to fade, just in time for another burst of color.

Alexa T said...

It looks so beautiful..and it must be a joy to be in a garden of tranquility!! Have a good day!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Photos of Japanese gardens always have a feeling of tranquility about them.I'd enjoy seeing one in person!