We started our new year with, of all things, rain, rain, and more rain. After church we’d planned to do some weeding but that obviously didn’t happen. Did some reading, have beef stew in the crockpot, watching some football (American). A relaxing start to 2023.

Continuing our walk through Anderson Japanese Gardens will also give you a sense of peace as it did to me when my friend and I walked there in early November. Even the bridges were attractive as well as functional, something I’d like to see in more necessary items.

There were also beautiful views from this bridge.

We were not alone, although this creature maintained a stony silence while we were nearby.

I love this sort of path, one that invites, even lures you to walk farther. I would think children would love to jump from stone to stone.

In the best “Karate Kid” tradition, “Breathe in, breathe out” and welcome the new year in calmly. And if you still write checks, don’t forget to write “2023!” 🙂

Jo’s Monday Walk…1.2.23

  1. bushboy says:

    Where my daughter lives, they have a Japanese Garden as well. The best time to visit is when there isn’t any tourists or the peacefulness evaporates 🙂

  2. restlessjo says:

    Beautiful, Janet! I have some very different bridges and a Welsh dragon today. Many thanks to you.

  3. Sheree says:

    Wonderful spot

  4. Does anyone write checks, I believe we stopped using checks in 1980’s…

  5. peggy says:

    Another lovely walk with nature’s beauty. I do write a check now and then and I have told my brain it is 2023. Ha Here’s to 2023 and a GREAT year!

  6. Teresa says:

    And just like you, I love this kind of path too.

  7. Beautifully captured, and calm is a good way to start the year. Cheers to the places that gives us calm. Happy New Year! Wishing you and yours the best in 2023.

  8. Heyjude says:

    A lovely start to the year Janet. I do like a Japanese garden, unfortunately the one in Cornwall is closed now until the spring, but I must make an effort to visit it then. It is such a peaceful and calming place, plus I need to buy a new wind chime! Happy New Year!

  9. Lovely pictures of the garden, Janet. It’s on my list of places to re-visit this year.

    • I wish I were close enough to go again. There’s a Japanese garden in Phoenix that I’ll visit and see what it’s like. I think it’s much smaller but I’ll see.

  10. It looks like a beautiful and very peaceful garden. Happy New Year, Janet! 😍

  11. tootlepedal says:

    Lovely pictures to send to us on a wet day for you. Thank you. I will try to remember what year I am in.

  12. We’ve got rain coming in for a couple of days too, but it sounded like you made the very most of your day. The gardens are beautiful.

  13. Oh, what a beautiful place, Janet! I almost feel like I was there!

  14. Wind Kisses says:

    Such a nice meandering walk.

  15. Forestwood says:

    I’m practising those deep breaths, Janet