Nature is front and center in a Japanese garden but not wild, untended nature. It’s carefully curated to appear entirely natural.

I call this sort of shape a Dr. Seuss tree as that’s what it reminds me of. 🙂

The boat on the lake adds so much to the look of the whole.

More red berries…

…and a fuzzy bud.

Don’t you feel more relaxed even though these are only photos? Serenity is key in this sort of garden.

  1. China Dream says:

    great pictures, loved the boat on the water.. and and and… waves good morning, happy happy new year to YOU!

  2. ecopoet says:

    Thanks for the breath of nature ! 🌱 eco

  3. peggy says:

    Absolutely peace and serenity in each of these photos. Do love the boat and all the reflections in the water. AAhhhh such calm in this fast paced world.

  4. julieallyn says:

    That boat! Lovely & serene. I want to BE there!

  5. Lovely photos! Thx for sharing!

  6. I’m glad you finally got to see the Anderson Japanese Gardens, Janet. It’s a beautiful place, isn’t it. And you’ve captured its various aspects perfectly.

  7. And, still so colorful!! I loved the reddish/pink branches in front of that lovely tree.

  8. mikeakin1 says:

    Trees are sooooo cool!!!

  9. tootlepedal says:

    A serene thank you for this post.

  10. Marsha says:

    This is a lovely garden, Janet. I am totally zen right now thanks to your photos. 🙂

  11. Those photos with the reflections on the water are particularly striking. A beautiful breath of fresh air, as always. 🙂

  12. scr4pl80 says:

    Lovely photos. Looking forward to more next year. Happy New Year, Janet