Fall colors in the Ordway Japanese Garden

Ordway Japanese garden fall 11379_StaatsThere are so many lovely “hidden gems” in the Twin Cities, and one just happens to be in my neighborhood.  Como Park, which includes a conservatory, zoo, carousel, golf course, lake, swimming pool, picnic areas, and many trails, also holds a lovely Japanese garden tucked away down a winding path.  In the early morning hours with the colors of autumn on display, I found myself humbled and amazed at the quiet and the beauty in the garden.  The fallen leaves seemed to have a purpose in their random display, as if saying that all is right in this changing landscape.  The colors spoke to me, begging to be remembered as they will be quickly replaced with the white of snow.  This year’s change of seasons has been hurried, yet here in the Japanese garden there was a stillness and quiet reminding me that each season holds its own purpose and to trust in the changes of fall prior to the long nights of winter.

2 thoughts on “Fall colors in the Ordway Japanese Garden

  1. Kathy Saladino November 2, 2015 / 3:31 am

    Your past two photo’s have been just breath-taking!! So wonderful for us to enjoy. Really enjoy your weekly posts and your commentary; keep it up!!

    • lindastaatsphoto November 3, 2015 / 8:16 pm

      I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the fall color photos, Kathy. It’s wonderful to enjoy the progression of the seasons here in Minnesota, but I think the glorious autumn colors often trump the other times of the year.

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