Sunday, March 27, 2011

first days of spring

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I always find Japanese gardens to be so beautiful and relaxing.

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I love all of the pretty flowers and the ponds full of Koi fish.

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On Friday morning Abraham and I went to the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden in Long Beach. I really liked that admission was free and parking was $2 for an hour.

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This is the Koi Feeding Station. I thought it was really cute and couldn't help taking a picture of it. A handful of Koi food was only a quarter.

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Abe and I had so much fun feeding the Koi fish. We touched them a few times since they were so close to us. They didn't seem to mind, as long as we continued to feed them.

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(look at how crazy they get!)

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The garden is small enough to walk around the whole place in less than 15 minutes but we walked around slowly, taking time to really enjoy it. If you're in the Long Beach area, I'd definitely recommend it! (Click here for their website.)

I hope all of you are having a great weekend! <3

27 comments:

Nicky。♥ said...

Beautiful sunny day! And excellent set of photos :)

ching said...

oh wow those school of fishes are adorable.

Ainsley said...

so serene :)

Ser Vlad said...

Amazing photos. Springtime is probably the best season for pictures. This place is awesome! I need to come back to USA.. ;)

*Simply Colette* said...

How pretty! Oh my goodness I LOVE the Koi, especially that orange guy! :)

-nicolette

http://www.simplycolette.blogspot.com
http://www.photographygetaways.com

tasha said...

oh wooow! i envy you! hehehe. the Japanese Garden looks like a photography haven. <3 your hair is sooo pretty. (: these are some really great shots, love! xx

Brenda said...

Nicky, Ching, Ainsley, Colette: Thank You! <3

Ser Vlad: I agree, springtime is one of my favorite seasons to photograph. You should definitely come back to the US! :)

Tasha: It was. I took over 200 pictures but had to narrow it down to fifteen for this post! I always get a bit carried away. Thank you, I recently dyed it red :)

la stanza in fondo agli occhi said...

Great shots!

Fransisca Angela said...

It is really looks like that you're in Japan.beautiful!the duck and Koi pictures are very lovely :D

Olga said...

This little Japanese garden is gorgeous. Your photos reflect the beauty of it. I feel a little jealous about the Los Angeles lifestyle :)

Ashley said...

This garden is beautiful!!! Those fish Oooh my goodness Oooh my goodness I can't stop staring at them, love all of your pictures!!! <3

Mary ♥ Mur said...

♥ love your blog ♥

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Such great photos & wow, yeah those fish do get super crazy, it's pretty wild. AND I love, love your amazing hair colour, so pretty. xx veronika

l i s a z h a n g said...

lovely photos!
spring is looking amazing out where you are!

thanks for the comment i hope you get a chance to go bike riding heaps this coming spring!
its looking great and would be a shame to miss out!

x

www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

Bridget Fossedal said...

Thanks for the add today -- your blog is so sweet!

LCR said...

thanks SO much for coming by my blog and commenting... and after looking at your photos, your compliment is especially appreciated! you are a talented photographer! I loved looking at these photos.
I hope you'll come back my way soon:)
xo
L

A Lost Feather said...

i love the photo of the duck swimming over the koi! so cute/ pretty :)

chechi said...

fantastico!

claradevi said...

Those pictures are adorable!
And you have a lovely blog. I enjoy my visit here :)

clara
Sunflares Plethora

LO' said...

This garden is amazing ♥ I wish I could see it !

Thanks for your lovely comment :)
And yes I speak spanish too :D

xxx
Laura

Dilan Dilir said...

amazing pics :D

Emily said...

This is so gorgeous, I wish there was a Japanese garden near where I live!

Jane said...

These are gorgeous pictures! I love all the koi, I haven't seen that many in one place in ages (I was obsessed with them when I was younger). It looks like it was a beautiful day for you.

Felicia said...

I love koi ponds. Such beautiful fish. They do get in such a frenzy when you feed them though!

galatea. said...

wow look at all that koi fish! looks like you guys had a great time x

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Swooon. x hivennn

Kimberly Geneviève said...

it looks beautiful! I was just in long beach last weekend doing a photoshoot, I wish I had known about this place. I'll have to check it out next time.