Playing Tourist in Seattle: The Japanese Garden

September 5, 2010

The Japanese Garden in Seattle

I saw signs of autumn this week at the Japanese Garden in Seattle.  The edges of some maple leaves had already turned orange.  And the spiders were busy building webs.  I plan to return in October when the fall foliage should be at its peak.

The Japanese Garden is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  It’s a lovely oasis in the city and well worth a visit.

Bridge over the ponds in the Japanese Garden

The leaves were starting to turn in the garden.

I love the pattern of leaves with their shadows.

Lily pads

Reflections in the ponds at the Japanese Garden

Feeding frenzy: koi vs. thieving duck

Colorful koi at the Japanese Garden

Ginkgo leaves

Green pine cone, Japanese Garden

I love how the spider web reflects the colors of the leaves.

One of several Japanese lanterns on the grounds of the Japanese Garden

2 Responses to “Playing Tourist in Seattle: The Japanese Garden”

  1. Carol Says:

    Your photo does justice to the spider’s endeavor. Simply lovely.

  2. Margaret Says:

    I picked one of your photos for my computer. We aren’t seeing many fall colors here. The rain is keeping things lush and green.


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