Waterfall Garden, Chinese Bridge and Swan Island

I didn’t take a photo of the waterfall here as several of my companions had already camped out there; there were others further along that I was able to capture.  Instead I headed toward this red Chinese bridge near the waterfall and what it held.  Why it’s called Swan Island I have no idea but the sign on the bridge tells you that it is a 36 foot clear span bridge constructed in 1989 before the lake was filled and before they even gave thought to making the gardens.  The little island had irises around it that were all spent but for a couple of yellow ones and next to the bridge sits a Japanese teahouse nestled among different species of trees and pink rhododendrons.

I can only imagine the mind soothing tranquility of the area when the only sounds are those of nature and the wind chimes.

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Fine art photographer who loves to see and capture the amazing things in this world. Owner of Images by TDashfield photography. www.imagesbytdashfield.com
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11 Responses to Waterfall Garden, Chinese Bridge and Swan Island

  1. Timothy Price says:

    No swans? I love that red bridge. We would like to put in a large pond and I would like to have a section with a bridge like that to an island and also have a little pier. One of these days.

  2. The first photo pulled me in.

  3. These pictures are so amazing !!!

  4. Your works are so beautiful! I love every piece.
    Thank you! 🙂

  5. Nancy says:

    Love that first photo… Love them all but that first one just grabbed me. Would love to see that as a watercolor!

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