Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mothers Day at Kubota Garden

 My son took me to the Kubota Garden in Seattle for a 
mothers day stroll. We spent hours there just marveling
at this beautiful peaceful place.
Fujitaro Kubota (born 1879 in Shikoku Island, Japan)
emigrated to the US in 1907 and started the garden in 
1927,  The garden was completed in 1962.  Fujitaro Kubota
passed away in 1973 at the age of 94.
 I am totally amazed at all that this one man completed. It is 
now a historical landmark. It was acquired by the
 city of Seattle from the Kubota family in 1987.
 I found it to be so peaceful and beautiful it was
hard to leave.There were so many pathways to 
travel .So many bridges and waterfalls, ponds,
magnificent stones and unusual plants.
 My photos do not do it justice.
Many Koi all different colors.
What a wonderful day with my son. He is a keeper.
I hope you all had a wonderful day too!


Snap said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful!!!!

Naturegrl (Diana) said...

That seems like the perfect place to spend Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Pondside said...

Your son is very thoughtful - that sounds like a wonderful way to spend some time on Mother's Day. We have two Japanese gardens here, of note. You should come up to see them!

Merry said...

Sharon, this place must be stunning the photos are so beautiful. So manicured. What a thoughtful son.

Judy S. said...

Nice photos, Sharon. Where is that exactly?

susan said...

What a beautiful garden, Sharon - I'm sure it gave you inspiration for your painting.
How lucky you are to have such a sweet son.
Hope all is well with you.