About one-month ago, Sir Betrothed and I decided quite spontaneously to get out of town for a little while. We were both undergoing some stress—them from work and me from school—that had been leaving us emotionally drained and rather depressed. By this point, it had been a good, long while since we had done something totally on random impulse, and we both enjoy taking drives. We will listen to music, have marvellous intellectual conversations, or simply delight in one another’s presence while basking in the silence and scenery.
We did a quick Google search of local parks that weren’t too terribly far away and of ones that we had never been to, which led us to discover a Japanese Garden that was only about forty-five minutes away from our home. Setting it as our location, I grabbed my camera and a couple of sweaters, then we headed off on our trip. What we discovered was such a stunning feat of nature and serenity. It truly is the absolute perfect place to read, or even to just sit in a corner and to allow yourself to be enveloped in the flora’s beauty.
Friends who follow me on either Instagram or Twitter may have seen that I’m a newly aspiring artist, at least in terms of drawing. My goal with that is to work up to painting. I would love to be a painter. However, my foray into hand-drawn art stems from my pursual of photography as an artform as well, specifically nature photography. Going to the Japanese Garden gave me an opportunity to practise my photography somewhat and play around with the focus technique. While I’m still very much a learner, I had the time of my life.
In this post, I have an abundance of photos to share that truly highlight the wonder and essence of this gorgeous place, and how versatile it can be. I feel like this is place that I can visit even when I’m feeling depressed; a place where I can sit down beneath a tree or within the confines of the small bamboo forest and allow the negativity to melt away. Please, check it out below and let me know what you think of this garden.
Please know that every photograph used in this post were taken by me and only me, and I would ask that you do not use any of the photographs without my expressed permission. The photos will be a part of my portfolio one day and I worked very hard to take them. They are also protected by copyright as they are my own intellectual property. I would be grateful for your respect in this manner. Thank you.