Nature Walks – Morikami Japanese Gardens

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Nature Walk – Morikami Japanese Gardens, October 27, 2017

Clouds were pouring in from the ocean this morning, but the temperature was fine, so I thought I would venture forth to Morikami Gardens, a local Japanese Garden and Museum.  The gardens offer year-round programs, Tea Ceremonies, and tours, but I opted for the singular tour on my own.

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The Gardens did sustain some damage from the recent hurricane in September, but on the whole, was looking okay.  Some of the pine trees were a little sparse and other trees looked a bit wind-swept.  There were some broken trees and bamboo, but in the nearly two months post-hurricane, it appears that a lot of work has been done by the garden staff.

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Yesterday I watched the 1980 movie version of “Shogun”, which put me in the mood for walking through a Japanese garden.

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In the past, I’ve visited Japanese Gardens in…

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