Saturday, March 26, 2005

Japanese Garden

Matty P & I adventured to the Japanese Garden on Friday. I liked it a lot. It was so serene and peaceful. I liked this tree and I really liked the way the trellis framed it. The pond has koi although we weren't allowed to feed the koi. They are also against anyone taking in food or drink other than water.

This is the Kobe Lantern. According to my map "This 3 1/2 ton hand carved granite lantern is nearly 200 years old and was a gift to the people of Seattle from the citizens of Kobe, Japan."

Michelle hiked up to the lantern to have her picture taken. I forgot the 'real' Michelle in California so we had to make do with this 'flat' Michelle until the 'real' one gets sent.

This is her view from the lantern. She may have had the best view ever!

I loved this flower. I don't think I know what kind it is, but it was on a beautiful tree by the entrance.

After we were done in the garden, Matty P, Michelle & I played cards and ate our lunch. Michelle needed the 8 of hearts to win and dangit she got it!

As you can see by the score, one of us isn't doing that well... That one of us might be me. :S

Finally this tree is not in the Japanese Garden. It is my favorite tree now in spring. I love its shape and the red leaves it gets every year.


Peeved Michelle said...

My boss is going to be so pissed when she finds out what I was really doing on Friday instead of working from home.

P.S. Thanks.

Mishka said...

I'll definitely have to check that place out when I am in WA the next time (like in a few weeks). I am sure my Dad knows where it is...maybe I can con him into a field trip...thanks for the awesome pics.

I know it is going to make me lonesome for a place I used to live.

Kate the Peon said...

Great pics, J. And I love that you brought PM with. I'm sure you three had quite the time.