|We spent a lot of time in the Japanese gardens|
|Steve on top bridge|
|Taiwanese pavilion ceiling|
|Cranes are special to Asian culture yet hard to keep live cranes in their gardens Solution: fake cranes|
|various flavored jellies we had for snacks in the tea house|
|this scrub jay let us come within a foot of him|
|hooded merganser among the ducks|
|Muscovy duck...so ugly|
|the water looked like pearlized green paint. This is Storr Lake|
We are back to Michigan. Sad to see that so many of my flowers are dead in our absence though they are annuals and will be dead from frost in a few weeks anyway. The beds got watered at least. Rain started the day we returned. I assume flights were delayed because our plane had to fly in circles for 45 minutes waiting for a gate. We were thrilled to get TSA pre-check again but not thrilled that the precheck line was 3x as long as the regular security. A couple in front of us left to go through regular security. Even though our line was longer, we made it through faster than they did plus Steve didn't have to slowly take off his shoes and put them on again along with his belt.
Back to running in the woods so different than running along the ocean.