Right as Rain

…and because of our rain things seem so right and restored in Spring.

The Seattle Japanese Garden has been open to the public since 1960. It is one of the finest Japanese-style gardens outside of Japan.

This 3.5 acre garden features a style developed in the late 16th to early 17th centuries, known as stroll gardens.

Following a winding path around a central pond, stroll gardens invite visitors to journey through varied landscapes of Japan. Along the journey, varied landscapes are hidden and then revealed.

Renowned landscape designer Juki Iida planned the Seattle Japanese Garden faithful to the principle of shinzensa, the essence of nature.

Because the sun was shining and we were promised a few hours of it we picked up our daughter who lives close to the University of Washington and the Japanese Gardens just south of the University for a little stroll about the gardens.

We enjoyed our stroll through the garden last Thursday, the 4th of May.

Some of the reflections reminded me of Monet.

After the gardens we stopped for lunch at Saint Helens Cafe and then had a second walk at Magnuson Park before we dropped Katie off. This week we’ve had two sunshine days in a row so far. We are basking in it.

I’m linking up to ABC Wednesday for R is for Rain, Right, Restored, Reflections, Revealed, Renowned. Speaking of renowned, thank you to Roger and the team and Mrs. Nesbitt for keeping this meme alive for many years now.

I’m also linking up to Tom’s Tuesday’s Treasures.

HT: http://www.seattlejapanesegarden.org

25 thoughts on “Right as Rain

  1. What a beautiful place and springtime seems perfect for roaming around. If I’m in the area, I must go there and bring my camera!

    Leslie
    abcw team

  2. Your daughter looks just like you and your granddaughter looks just like your Dear. It’s amazing! The resemblance is so strong!
    The gardens are certainly lovely. I have never been there. I’d like to go!

  3. What a beautiful garden!!! It truly does have a Monet feel to it. So glad you were able to take this stroll through and share these amazing pictures.

  4. Hi Ellen, such revealing and resplendent pictures of a relaxing
    and restful place to take in such a beautiful scenario,
    Lovely picture of you, your daughter and Dear.
    Happy days,
    best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

  5. Thank you for sharing these beautiful images of your stroll through the gardens. I like that last photo of the stream winding through the garden. Thank you for the information about the idea behind this type of Japanese garden. You had a relaxing time there with your daughter, I’m sure – and enjoyed wonderful weather.

  6. Pingback: Seattle Japanese Garden – The Happy Wonderer ~ ellen b.

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