Friday, August 29, 2008

Bridging the Gap #6 and SkyWatch Friday




Bah Humbug…  I had wanted to combine both memes today, but due to unforeseen circumstances I had to use that particular bridge photo earlier this week.  That's what I get for leaving my camera in a car that was traveling 90 miles away for 3 days.  I hate it when goofs are of my own dumb making. (lol)  Oh well, the best laid plans of mice and men, I guess. 

I do have a couple of combination photos that I can use, but it feels a tad like cheating.  Those who have followed my bridges this week will probably figure out why pretty easily.

All photos were taken in July of this year.  

 
Those who were here on Tuesday will recognize that bridge in the background.  Those who were here on Wednesday will recognize the stone bridge as being from a Japanese Garden.  This garden has been featured here before, but not this past week.  

  
 
  
 

This last picture is from underneath the stone bridge.  My camera wasn't quite sitting on the ground, but pretty doggone close.

I have to say that I think Japanese gardens are my favorite style.  I enjoy flower gardens, but there is something amazingly peaceful about a Japanese Garden.  A couple of informative websites are The Japanese Garden and The Japanese Garden Database.  Of course the old standby of Wikipedia is helpful as well.

Bridging The Gap is hosted by Alice over at I Was Born2Cree8 all this week.  Please take a moment to stop by her blog for a visit and to find other participants. 
SkyWatch Friday is hosted by Tom and a couple of his friends (Sandy Carlson and Imac).  Please take a moment to check out some those great photos.

Thank you for visiting.  Please come back :)

23 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

That's a beautiful Japanese garden. What a nice, bright day.

sho said...

what a tranquil sight. nice.

Mar said...

Such a beautiful place...lovely shots!

me ann my camera said...

These are all lovely and if seen before then it is simply twice the pleasure. This location truly does seem like a beautiful spot.

Thank you for your visit to mine.
ann

Carver said...

I also love Japanese gardens so it was a treat to see more shots from their. Very lovely.

JunieRose2005 said...

These are beautiful shots! I enjoy a sky with fluffy, white clouds! :) And the gardens are lovely!


Junie

HFD60 said...

BEAUTIFUL IMAGES....

alicesg said...

Lovely sets of photos for SWF. The photo of the bridge is beautiful. I like the Japanese Garden Photos too. Have a nice weekend.

Gattina said...

It doesn't bother me at all to see these picture several times ! they are beautiful !

ellen b said...

No worries these are pretty photos to feast our eyes on...

the teach said...

Minkydo, thank you for the tour of the Japanese Garden, the bridges and the sky! :)

Norm said...

wonderful set of photos! very peaceful place and beautiful...

juliana said...

well, this is just beautiful. i don't mind seing similar - but not the same scenes again. more please :)

Carletta said...

These are absolutely gorgeous for Sky Watch - I love the reflections in the first two!

John said...

These are very beautiful shots!

babooshka said...

These are very beautiful reflections

Alice said...

Minkydo, these are very beautiful photos!! I love those little stone bridges, they fit so well into the gardens. I too love Japanese gardens.

Reba @ Reba's Run said...

Dog's Eye View says: doggone close to the ground looks doggone good. Woofenderful view... a dog's eye view. Arf, arf, arf.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

These are wonderful pictures and I love Japanese gardens too...Do you have one at your home?? I would love one with a waterfall..thanks for sharing..

PJ said...

I like anything made out of stone! The small footbridge is great and your skies are beautiful. I'll have to come back to check out all the bridges.

quilly said...

Peaceful. I would cross these bridges if I came to them, but I would never burn them ....

Minkydo said...

Thank you all. I'm glad the similarities didn't bore you.

Baba: I wish I had a Japanese garden in my yard. Maybe one day.

Quilly: Funny pun :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

what a nice set of photos you got there, lots of information