If you live near New York City you can go on a photographic day trip to China and Japan. I took these photos with my iPhone at the Chinese Scholar’s Garden at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island. Walking through eight pavilions and numerous courtyards overlooking a variety of water features is more like a journey than a visit to a park. Even on this perfect day we had this hidden treasure all to ourselves.
On April 28th & 29th I’ll be heading to Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I recommend going early because it gets super crowded, bringing a “real” camera and a blanket for a picnic lunch. New this year is a matchbox haiku workshop.