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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Autumnal Splendor at the Japanese Garden

I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to visit the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

I think I found it.

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The Japanese Maples were all draped in scarlet and gold.

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The seven acre garden was built in 1973. It was once a rock quarry that underwent a magnificent transformation.

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The landscape is done in the Kyoto style.

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Quite a few bridges can be traversed.

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I loved the sound of this gorgeous waterfall…

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…that spilled into a peaceful lake.

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The Imperial Carp (koi) that swim in the ponds and lake were stupendous.

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Perhaps even too big for a nice lunch for this Great Blue Heron.

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There were several different meandering paths to take.

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It was almost impossible to not feel Zen after walking along one or two.

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Several simple stone Asian structures dot the landscape.

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My adorable companion and I made sure to take a few moments to reflect on the beauty.

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I hope you have enjoyed the tour.

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Our company arrives today and we will be busy through the weekend.

I can’t wait to share all of the holiday projects that I have been working on.

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Favorite Thanksgiving Tips, Recipes and Décor for 2015

I am SO excited for Thanksgiving! My cousin Linda and her family recently moved to Houston and will be traveling to spend the holiday with us. I think it has been a good 25 years since we last celebrated Thanksgiving together. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

When You Don’t Feel Thankful

This is what the road in front of Storybook Cottage looks like right now.

It’s not much of a fairytale.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015