Sunday, December 7, 2008

San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

I had the opportunity to wander through the S.F. Japanese Garden located in Golden Gate Park yesterday.
It was late in the day as well as chilly, grey and overcast, but I had a delightful stroll through the garden.

One of the front facade gates on Tea Garden Drive
From SF Japanese Garden

A detail of the roof eave
From SF Japanese Garden

A large Buddha in the garden with the setting sun illuminating the foliage of a Ginko tree beyond

From SF Japanese Garden

View over th pond
From SF Japanese Garden

The red pagoda
From SF Japanese Garden

A Japanese Maple twisting in the landscape
From SF Japanese Garden

From SF Japanese Garden


Jon said...

Such a treat to visit your blog again and feast my eyes on your excellent photos. This post about the Tea Garden gave me a happy flashback to the exciting summer I spent in S.F. many years ago just before I graduated from college. I loved Golden Gate Park and my favorite place in it was the Tea Garden. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season and all the best in the new year.
Jon at Mississippi Garden blog

Deviant Deziner said...

Nice to hear from you Jon,
Happy Holidays to you too !


Garrett Sawyer said...

Did you know that the 5 tiers of roofing on the pagoda represent the 5 elements? I didn't know that until just a few months ago. =P