While the seeds for a Japanese garden in Fresno were planted in the early 1970s, it wasn't until 1981 that it opened to the public. Angel Island is a perfect welcome to visitors.
While the garden is bursting with flowering trees it was just a bit early to see most of them in bloom. The Bradford Pears that are blooming all over town were one exception.
The floor of a natural wooded area was covered in a blanket of violets.
Rocky streams do Mother Nature proud.
A meandering path leads through an area devoted completely to flowering trees. (If you are in the area, a visit in the next 2-3 weeks would be fabulous!).
Oh rats! so disappointed to see a ORANGE traffic cone in the background of this shot!
The pond is full of giant koi; still, this fish bowl caught me eye.
What Japanese Garden would be complete without a arch bridge?
Behind a bamboo gate a secret path leads to the Tea House; it's open to the public twice a year for special ceremonies.
Hugs to dear friend Raney for taking me to this lovely garden!