4/08/2008

Japanese Garden -- Birmingham Botanical Garden



This is a pen & ink over Inktense pencil. I had a chance to stop by Birmingham Botanical Garden today. The weather was gorgeous. I headed straight to the Japanese Garden to sketch. I think it is one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens in the States. Well I only saw two Japanese gardens so far: Birmingham botanical garden, and St.Louis botanical garden. Even then, I am so impress of what Birmingham has to offer: the tea house, the house, and the bell tower. Today there was the dedication ceremony of the bell tower from Rotary Club of Osaka. I was there to witness the people rang the Japanese bell. I rang the Japanese bell too after everybody left the scene. Well one day I hope I can have a little Japanese garden of my own.

2 comments:

Diahn said...

Wonderful! Isn't that just the best botanical garden? My in-laws are not far from there, and they go often. We were able to join them last year to see the beautiful cherry blossoms. I'm glad you are enjoying it!

Joan said...

Ai, Nice sketch of the garden. Sounds like you're having a great time.