The Japanese Garden seemed even emptier than a month ago. There was more color on Saturday. Despite the frozen water, hints of Spring, or at least the end of Winter, were there for the eyes hungry to see them. It was lovely.
This is one of a handful of entrances to the Japanese Garden. This is the view on the approach from Magnolia Plaza.
The pond was really, really frozen. Here are several views from different vantage points as I walked around.
The red arch in the pond is called a Torii. It signifies that a shrine is nearby. It's surrounded by evergreens; even at this time of year, it can't be seen unless you ascend the hill path and turn onto a short path leading to it.
Several lengths of the hill paths are lined with these beautiful stone gutters.
Beneath the ice, the Koi and carp moved slowly, like dreamy ghosts. This one was big enough, colorful enough, and close enough to the surface to get a shot of it. He's at least a foot long.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, January 2008.