Posted on September 28, 2015
In Japanese gardens the lotus plant is often included in the water element(s). It is a symbol of purity of body, speech, and mind. The spent flower leaves a pod that is occasionally used in dried flower arrangements. The walkway from the previous post offered an unusual vantage point for these images of pads, flowers, and pods.
Posted on September 27, 2015
The Japanese Garden at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan includes a large pond (or small lake) and many waterfalls. The pond/lake provides an opportunity for many reflection shots; something I like to do. Here are a few reflections.
Posted on September 25, 2015
The Japanese Garden is the newest addition to the Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The eight acre garden was two years in the planning and four years in the construction. It is a tranquil and contemplative place well worth a visit. To learn more about the garden see Japanese Garden</. Today's post is intended to give you a sense of the structure of the garden. More to follow.