Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Watery Wednesday

I didn't have to travel to Japan to find a teahouse and 
koi pond
instead I found them at the Japanese Garden in Hayward...

Japanese Garden, Hayward, CA
(3/7/09)

For more wet and watery shots from all around the world, click HERE.

19 comments:

Bryan said...

Another great photo! Besides the perfect reflection, the Eastern subject, and the lovely backdrop of trees, I really like the fact that one can easily see the beautiful koi.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful scenery. I would love to drink tea here. Best wishes :)

floreta said...

this is a really great shot! such beautiful scenery all around. how can you not take a bad picture? :)

Caprice- said...

Beautiful shot! I love the tea garden on San Jose. Haven't been in a long time. Tried to go to the tea garden on SF park in Dec. but the weather was uncooperative.
Have a great WW!
Carice

Daryl said...

Beautiful shot!

CyberCelt said...

Gorgeous photograph. The reflections appear mirror and not water.

Mojo said...

Great shot, and even better at full resolution!

Those are some serious koi in that pond!

Dee said...

Lovely! Very picturesque.

Photo Cache said...

I have heard so much about it and it was even featured in a local travel show, but I've never really been there. Your photo made me want to go really bad.

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Tricia said...

OH FANTASTIC SHOT!!! I love the Japanese Gardens - They're so beautiful! This shot is one of my favorites this week & I can even see some Koi in the pond! Very cool!

Tarolino said...

I must say that this one is perhaps one of the most scenic, the most wonderfully composed and the most brightly colourful water pictures i have ever seen. Absolutely fabulous!

PS. Thanks for visiting my doggy blog too. I had to laugh at the description 'majestic' as Luca also goes by the name 'court jester' in contrast to my Ljuba who goes by the name 'queen'. Tells something about their behaviour patterns :)

PPS. I remember you telling that you are partly finnish on your daddy's side.

postcardsfromwildwood said...

Linnea, this is so beautiful!
Janice.

ilanadavita said...

Beautiful picture!
It looks very serene.

VALKYRIEN said...

How amazing! At first it looked like the house was floating above the water! Stunning image - and it must be thrilling to visit such a beautiful garden!

allhorsestuff said...

Nice! I love seeing the Koi too! You remeinded me that I must go visit our lovely Japanese gardens in Portland soon!

Bryan said...

Taking a second look at this photo I notice that the koi run parallel to the major lines, which tickles me a bit. I like this even more now knowing that you are a fellow D40 user. Certainly not much reason to upgrade if you keep taking all these beautiful photos!

Carletta said...

I missed this Wednesday. The reflection is awesome!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Guardabndo questa foto, viene voglia di andarci a vivere..:-) buon fine settimana.-

George said...

What a beautiful picture! It reminds me of some of the gardens I visited in China.