|My attempt to get Bryan to sit still to take a photo...|
|Kamigoromo, kuzukago, kinchaku, and orizuru|
|Bryan helped attach origami ornaments.|
The Japanese garden is of course very beautiful! It is a very peaceful atmosphere, and thankfully today was not too hot. My favorite part, of course, is hoping across rocks to cross the streams. I don't know why, maybe I feel like a kid again!
|Bryan placed a penny inside the stone lantern.|
|"Here mommy, I'll help you!"|
|Big boy, wants to hop across. He of course landed in the water once today, on purpose!|
We spent some time on the bridge, feeding the koi fish and turtles.
|it looks like I'm yelling at him ^^; I'm not!|
Bryan made friends with a lone koi fish. The fish swam up very close. I worried that Bryan would try to get in the water and pet the koi. I stopped him from poking it, the koi fish seemed rather sad to have missed the opportunity to nibble little fingers.
We were with the fish for several minutes, I was surprised it didn't go away when it realized we had no food. Bryan was sad when we had to move on and leave the fish behind.
There was a tea ceremony in the garden, but tickets had sold out. I had attended it last year, but I had a hard time sitting seiza....
We wondered off into the garden and found a tanzaku writing station. I could not come up with a good wish to write this year, so my wish was "I hope to make a lot of wafuku this year". I hope this resolution will help me sew more often!
At the tanzaku writing station, I was surprised to see another bamboo tree displayed, including my kamigoromo ornament that I made last year! It made me happy that they kept it!