Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. We love this garden for a number of reasons. It’s an authentic Japanese garden with all the trimmings (so to speak) and it’s part of a city sewage treatment plant so the water in the various ponds is loaded with great food for fish and birds.
Here it is in google maps where you can see how it’s part of the sewage treatment plant:
My now 97 year old mother has been to Japan numerous times and I’ve been once and we both love Japanese gardens so this is a wonderful treat for both of us.
I can easily wheel my mother through the garden in less than an hour with plenty of stops to take pictures and we get to see great gardening, great birds: heron, grebes, cormorants, egrets, ducks of various kinds and many more.
The tree in this reflection is seriously pruned into a beautiful shape as are all the trees in this garden. There are carp in this picture somewhere…