A view from the Japanese
Garden located in Lake
Balboa in the San Fernando
Valley of Southern California.
Although I grew up in the
San Fernando Vally, and
still live only a half hour's
drive away now...I just stumbled
on this garden yesterday.
According to the lovely woman
working in the gift shop, these
gardens have been around for
26 years!! This was a stunning
place to spend time, and I
can tell that it will be wonderful
in all seasons...so I am sure
I will be heading back there often!
This large white egret was very
comfortable in the garden, and
he seemed to move leisurely from
place to place, keeping a watch
over the other birds. He was
certainly ruling his roost!
The gardens are meticulously
manicured, and provide a beautiful
setting for those looking for a quiet
corner for peace, meditation, study,
or just pure relaxation...