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Japanese Friendship Garden

I visited on Saturday the Japanese Friendship Garden in urban Phoenix.  What a lovely and tranquil place this is, in spite of the fighting ducks.

Three studies of ducks:

And the ducks fighting with each other:

The Japanese lantern, studied from different angles and locations in the garden:

Nature always wins. Until it doesn’t. Poor dead tree.

More from the garden

I was lining up a photo of the crape myrtle, and saw the moon in the perfect position for a solo snap.


More from the garden on Saturday, whilst waiting for the hummingbird:

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Missouri Botanical Garden is open into the evening on select nights in July.

I packed the camera and a couple of lenses on Friday evening.  Sadly, they prohibit tripods because of the crowds, so twilight photography is tricky.


Dragonfly:

The moon and Venus:

Reflecting off of the surface of a still pool of water.

Japanese Garden:

Zinnia still life:

Forgotten shovel:

Climatron, Chihuly, and water lily pools: