Saturday, September 10, 2016

Reflections, Japanese Gardens

The Japanese Gardens at Gibbs Gardens is one of the largest in the nation covering 40 acres with seven naturally spring-fed ponds. As you meander through this architectural wonderland, of large rocks and massive boulders, and cross over the bridges that take you from one magnificent landscape to the next, you feel as though you have found a small slice of paradise.

As a photographer I wasn't convinced any photographs I captured would do justice to this beautiful, serene landscape with its gorgeous foliage and draping Weeping Willow tree branches hanging over the large ponds.

Everywhere you turn your eye meets a new reflection in the water. The Japanese Pagodas, the Cherry Blossom trees, the Japanese Maples and the Weeping Willow trees surrounded by thick, lush foliage are like an explosion to your senses. One of my favorite images of these beautiful gardens surely is the Weeping Willow branches as they hang gracefully over the water.

Surely by now you know how much I love water, and the reflections at every turn of my walk, made my visit to Gibbs Gardens such an amazing experience. If you look closely, you can see the subtle changes from Summer to Fall taking shape as the greens give way to Fall colors. If you live near a botanical garden, visit this Fall and experience the riot of colors that Fall brings us. I hope you are enjoying my visit to Gibbs. The weather here is hot today, but cooler temps are on the horizon. Enjoy your weekend. ENJOY!

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  1. I just love the serenity of Japanese Gardens. I like all the different shades of green in your photos. I, too, love the gracefulness of the willows. While you're hot, our temps overnight went into the 20's. My gardens can survive a few nights like this but will soon succumb to the cold.

  2. now this is a place i could spend alot of time in. gorgeous images Carol.

  3. Japanese gardens have a special charm all their own.