Thursday, April 24, 2008

Japanese Tea Garden

What started as a grass-roots all-volunteer effort a few years ago has finally been completed. City funding cranked the project into high gear and made possible the last critical piece--the ponds are now patched and re-plumbed and full of water and koi for the first time in a decade or so.

The landscaping and flower beds were in good shape for our last visit in 2006, but the empty ponds were sad. Now we just have to wait for the water lilys to spread across the surface and it will be almost exactly like we remember from our childhoods.

Not a bad way to make an old quarry useful.
A must-see, and it's free.


laanba said...

That's really pretty. I should try to get out there the next time I'm in San Antonio.

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Thanks anyway.

Dave said...

The pictures you take of the same places I go look so much better! The bridge at the Japanese Tea Gardens looks so much nicer - I guess my point and click method just doesn't do it justice!

KeithAlanK said...

It's the lens, Dave.
Zeiss is crazyfine German glass.
Years of accumulated skils with Photoshop 7.0 helps a bit, too.

But let's be honest--your story kicked mine's ass across the pond.

Were you inspired to return after seeing this entry or was it a coincidence?