I'd like to take this moment to go back to my trip to Japan, just one last time...
I think part of the reason I fell in love with the trees, flowers & general flora of Japan is thanks to my oriental painting class. Most of the leaves and trees I have been studying painting, I had never seen in real life. To me, they felt like an exaggeration of a leaf/tree.
My excitement upon my first encounter with trees in a park was not contained: here I was in the presence of trees I thought didn't exist, of shapes and sizes that were only in the minds of oriental painters.
Step into "my" garden, right this way....
It took a lot of courage to take this picture- I HATE butterflies.
But it was a rather pretty sight...
Delicate and vibrant colours :)
I don't know if this was some kind of butterfly, fly or alien creature but it was rad.
|Some of my favourite trees|
Now I feel like going for a stroll in a garden, perhaps a picnic by a pond too?