|Morning light, SJG - photo by Lynnda|
|Feeding koi at the SJG - photo by Lynnda|
The koi slowly swam to where the food was floating, but before they could even think to open their mouths, the ducks were swimming on top of them, looking as though they were harassing everything with fins. The turtles didn't even bother showing up at the feeding stations! I kept throwing food to the mallards on one side of the moon-viewing platform so Brooke and Sophie could give the koi a chance to slurp some fish kibble.
|Autumn viburnum in bloom - photo by Lynnda|
|Mallard - photo by Lynnda|
|Cotoneasters in granite - photo by Lynnda|
The cotoneasters (Cotoneaster hybrid) are brilliant along the granite wall at the north end of the inland sea. The red berries are spectacular, showcasing the plants growing out of small spaces between the boulders. Sitting on this bench, or the one above the granite wall, allows one to have an overview of the garden's colors. This tapestry will continue to unfold until the garden closes for the season. If you have a chance to visit between now and November 11, do it! The warm autumn sun brings out the fall colors, but I also think the garden has a special allure in the soft rains that are soon to begin. Enjoy!