Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Our Vacation, Part 5

This last post about our vacation is, once again, about Como Park.  

On the grounds of the Park is a beautiful Japanese garden--wonderful in its elegance and simplicity.  Adjacent to the garden is a teahouse, surrounded by a traditional teahouse garden.  While we were able to go TO the teahouse, it is not made for thousands of people to walk through, so we only got to see the outside.  Traditional tea ceremonies ARE conducted in the teahouse and they are extremely popular and anyone can attend.  However, because they ARE so popular, one has to sign up and have their name placed in a lottery where it MIGHT get picked to attend a ceremony NEXT year.  Crazy. I only got pictures of the 'regular' garden--which was so beautiful and peaceful.

Our last stop of the day was the Butterfly House.  Let's be truthful here:  Butterflies ARE bugs--of a sort--but when you put them in a butterfly house, they are quite neat.  I don't even mind when they land on me.  But out in the outside world--FORGET IT!  ;)  While this butterfly house wasn't comparable, at all, to the one in Niagara Falls, it was really pretty--as were the butterflies they had.

And this concludes my vacation pictures.  Hopefully, by the end of the week, I will have some more pictures to post:  I'm hoping we will go up-north this week to look at the colors.  And if this happens, I will be taking a LOT of pictures.  :)


ordinaryjanet said...

wow, I can't believe you squeezed all these places in one long weekend!

Great butterfly photos, and the teahouse garden is wonderful. I see why it's so popular!

cmk said...

I think we did much too much in one weekend. I already have decided we will go back two separate weekends next year--kind of spread out the activities that way. And I won't have to deal with so many people on Labor Day weekend. ;)

meleah rebeccah said...

Amazing. You sure had one incredible vacation and I loved all the photos. I almost feel like I was on the trip with you! :)

cmk said...

I was amazed that so many pictures actually turned out well. I'm still trying to get used to digital photography--it took me longer than most to let go of my 35mm. ;) It is nice to live vicariously through others, isn't it?