Yesterday was kind of hot, so Annie said we would find someplace cool to go. I don’t think the real Eliza liked the spiders page, so I told Annie we had to go somewhere that had NO SPIDERS!!!
We visited a Japanese Garden, right in the middle of Albuquerque, New Mexico!
This is the entrance. It looks so peaceful, it’s like a painting. Annie said that is to set the tone for the visit. Japanese gardens are about silence and beauty and appreciating every view. I decided to try to be quiet and look at everything so I wouldn’t miss any of the views.
Japanese gardens have lots of little pathways and you can explore each one of them. I didn’t know Annie had been to Japan and seen Japanese gardens before, and so she could tell me all about them as we explored!
At the end of this pathway, I found this amazing view! Japanese gardens use water and reflections as a way to make you think how pretty everything is.
As we were walking around, we saw this blue heron looking at the big Koi fish. I think the fish are too big for him to eat, but he kept looking at them like they were going to be his lunch!
We found a pathway made of flat stones across a little stream and I think this was one of my favorite places in the Japanese garden because I jumped from stone to stone all the way over and all the way back to Annie!
There was even a waterfall here!
I really liked visiting this place! Japanese gardens are very cool and if you get a chance to see one, you should go! (And there were NO spiders here at all!)