My Happy Place

October 25, 2012


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 Yes, friends, it's true. EVERY YEAR I will be sharing Japanese garden posts with you. (here's the one from last year, you should go see that one as well because I have different angles of the garden, and pictures of the koi fish, and I even reference a book! Hey I do that once in awhile! But not today, so don't get excited.)

I had high hopes for this the fall color in the trees year because all of September was sunny, with clear, cold nights, which makes for better changing leaf color.

If I had all the money in the world, I would buy it. Actually I'm trying to figure out how badly I want to purchase a photographer's pass, which would allow me access in the winter, when the garden is normally closed. If it doesn't snow this year, I'd feel stupid. But if it does snow, then I'd be getting the coolest pictures ever...it's a dilemma that I will have to ponder further.

Today I have nothing more to say, because I expended all of my energy editing 182 photos and trying to decide which ones to show you, so now I'm mush in the head. More so than usual.

I leave you with this:

AUTUMN IS AWESOME.




25 comments:

  1. I love your Japanese Garden posts. It looks like such a beautiful, peaceful place. Although, I'm sure if I brought my two nuts there the level of peacefulness would drop about ten-fold. ;)

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    1. Thank you Michelle!!! we don't bring Julia ~ We like to go zen out on our own while she plays with G-ma :)

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  2. WOW! absolutely amazingly wonderful beautiful extraordinary pictures! really gorgeous. The one of the leaves on the carpet of green grass... that might be my favorite. The contrast. wow- they are all wonderful. I see this is a place I must visit next time I'm in the northwest. (I believe your last years post may have been the first time I visited your blog.)

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    1. Yes you must go if you visit, it's lovely at any time of year! Wow, we've been bloggy pals for one year! sniff. that's so awesome!

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  3. GORGEOUS. The hubby is home, so I had him look at these. He trained at Mt. Fuji in his Marine Corps days (early/mid '90s), and he says these pictures look a LOT like Gotemba, a town at the base of Mt. Fuji, in the fall.

    I LOVE the picture of all those pristine fallen leaves on the ground. They don't look real. Beautiful.

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    1. I love that one too D! It's my dream someday to go see the real deal in Japan....:)

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  4. Great photos. The one of the gingko leaves is my favorite. I should go back to the San Francisco Japanese garden and check for nice fall colors there.

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    1. Thanks, man. Hands down, from a photography aspect, the gingko leaves came out the best ~ I love those ginkos! I've got a couple more of them that I'll put on Facebook. :)

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  5. Beautiful! I'm in Portland, and I have NEVER been to our Japanese Garden. I'm so ashamed!

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    1. Paula!! You must go! (I don't even know what I'm talking about, I've never see that garden, but I'm assuming that you MUST GO! :)

      I've been to the big rose garden in Washington Park (is that the name?), that place is incredible, what a park!

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  6. these photos are amazing! My favorite is the gingko leaf shot. Truly gorgeous. What camera are you using?

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    1. Hi Miss L, I am dashing out the door, I will come back and write down the lenses that I have -- the camera is the Nikon D3100 -- I love it, love it!

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    2. Hello again I'm back -- so yeah the Nikon, my dad gave it to me, he's a Nikon lover. It came with an 18-55mm lens and a 55-200 lens (which is what I used for these shots.).

      I would love to get a more macro lens to take pictures of my food and baking projects :)

      I also use a Lumix point and shoot, which I love. And my dad passed down one of his old Olympus Stylus-Tough point and shoots, which can take underwater pix.

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  7. I know, I know...I've never been to the Rose Garden either! One of those local things I take for granted. I could even check out a pass from my library if I didn't want to pay (yet another awesome thing about the library)
    AND it's right next to the zoo, to which we have a membership and visit frequently. No excuses. And I know I would love it!

    By the way, love your blog! Don't think I've ever mentioned that. Just jumped in and started making comments one day. Such bad manners!

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    1. we have so much to discuss Paula, fellow Pac NW-esterner! And thank you! No bad manners, I LOVE that you've begun chatting here -- I'm very chatty if you couldn't tell....:)

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  8. Japanese gardens are my favorite. You could show the rest of your pictures in succeeding posts and I would look carefully and sigh over each one. So lovely. Sigh.

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    1. Oh thank you Susan!! be careful what you wish for -- I'm planning on trotting out a lot more leaf pix, tee hee ... :O

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  9. You've got quite the camera skills, there, missy! I love your pics and that garden looks amazing. One day, I hope to visit it!

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    1. thank you sweet V -- one day I hope to master manual mode, ha. I would love to be able to go shooting with my dad, who is pro level. He could quit his job tomorrow and become a photographer -- he's about to start selling his ocean work commercially and when he does, I'll be featuring his website on my sidebar, when he gets it all set up!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous photos!! Yay for Autumn!

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    1. Thanks Julia, every year Autumn blows my mind. And every year winter depresses me. I'll be singing a far different tune come January. The oh-please-make-the-grey-and-rain-stop tune. :)

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  11. The fall colors are absolutely gorgeous!

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  12. Beautiful photos!!! The garden looks incredibly peaceful. I wished we had such a lovely garden here!

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  13. Thanks Patricia and Bebe! It's such an inspirational oasis of loveliness...

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  14. Valuable information ..I am delighted to read this article..thank you for giving us this useful information. Great walk-through. I value this post.

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