the closest to snow we got today
reflections in the pond
bike art near the garden
The Scholar’s Courtyard
Indigo and I had tea in the teahouse.
The pathways are all stones carefully laid in a pattern.
Knowing the Fish Pavilion
I actually like this story of where it gets its name. It comes from a conversation between two ancient philosophers. Walking along a stream and looking at the fish in it, one says to the other how happy he finds the fish to be. The other replies “You are not a fish. How can you know that the fish are happy?” The first replies “You are not me. How do you know I don’t know the fish are happy?”
They were having a Chrysanthemum exhibit. Chrysanthemums are considered one of the four honored plants honored in autumn.