Turquoise Bridge

Visit To The Japanese Garden

My wife and I went to Gibbs Gardens yesterday and had a very pleasant time in spite of the smoke from the forest fires. There are 30-40 forest fires in progress in Georgia that have burned thousands of acres already.  The fires are about 100 miles from where we were but the prevailing winds have continued to push the smoke in our direction.  The forest service is predicting that the fires won’t be under control until January of 2017.

I took quite a few photos while we were there and posted some of the shots below.  There are a lot of sculptures throughout the gardens and this first shot is one of them.

Taking Flight

Taking Flight

There are decorative bridges over waterways all over the gardens. I liked the color on this  one.

Turquoise Bridge

Turquoise Bridge

Many of the sculptures in the garden are based on family members of the owners.

Quiet Read

Quiet Read

The shot below is the entrance to the Japanese Gardens.

Gold At The Gate

Gold At The Gate

There are quite a few smiling Buddha statues along the pathways.

Loving The View

Loving The View

The smoke in the gardens was heavy enough to make it look like fog was rolling in.

Orange Reflection

Orange Reflection

You can see the smoke in the upper right of the shot below.

Rock and Red Maple

Rock and Red Maple

I am going to enter the shot below into a contest for photos to be exhibited in a new hospital opening soon.

Taking It All In

Taking It All In

This is one of the many ponds in the gardens.

Stone Lamp

Stone Lamp

Another set of bird sculptures near one of the ponds.

Birds By The Pond

Birds By The Pond

Hope you enjoyed a brief tour through the gardens.

Until next time —

 

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This entry was published on November 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm. It’s filed under Landscape, Photo Trips, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “Visit To The Japanese Garden

  1. Great post, captures and processing … and a cohesive collection as well!

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