Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Japanese gardens

Hope you are having a good week. Every time I look at my holiday photos, I marvel at the beauty of the gardens in Japan.

Here are a few photos.

Kiyomizu-dera temple

Kiyomizu-dera temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

Garden at  Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto - a very green area with stones, lanterns and water. The ground cover is moss. It was raining heavily, so I didn’t take many photos.

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

Irises at Heian Shrine © Evelyn Howard 2010

Beautiful irises at Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine garden © Evelyn Howard 2010

Very green across the lake…

 Bridge at Heian Shrine Kyoto © Evelyn Howard 2010

A lovely bridge. It was a very hot day, and many people were taking a break from the sun and resting on the bridge.

Japanese garden © Evelyn Howard 2010

Trees are being propped up (see next photo). I love the stones in the water…

Japanese garden © Evelyn Howard 2010  

Reflection of a stick used to prop tree branches

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And finally splash of red.

8 comments:

jo©o said...

Hiya Evelyn,
Your pictures make me really envious of your chance to visit there. How many gardens did you visit?
(mostly-macro)

BJ Roan said...

I'll probably never take a trip to Japan, but enjoyed this virtual visit. The gardens are beautiful!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, Evelyn!

EG Wow said...

It's great to see Japan through your lens. The garden here is indeed wonderful. I like the feeling of serenity.

Melanie said...

So serene Evelyn.

Noelle said...

My in-laws recently returned from Japan and I was transfixed by the beautiful pictures of the gardens....just like yours :-)

yoon see said...

Japanese gardens are way to beautiful that I can't resisit. I hope to be there soon!

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