Spring and Autumn are by far my favorite times of year here in North Texas. I recently visited Fort Worth Texas which is about 45 miles west of Dallas. Fort Worth has it’s own set of esthetically attractive destinations and The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens is a must see, especially in the Spring and Fall seasons. The Japanese Gardens are located within the Botanical Gardens and just so happen to become subject of my focus for this blog post.
Every time I visit the Japanese Gardens in Fort Worth, I am able to take awesome photographs of a resident Blue Herring. There are also a couple pairs of gorgeous Wood Ducks that cruise the large ponds. I managed to get my best shot of the male while cruising beneath a Japanese Maple with sun illuminated leaves afire.
I spent about 4 hours meandering about in the garden. At one point I was taking a set of water level shots when a large 24″ Koi decided to flip his tail and cover me with cold pond water. I had to turn the camera off and make sure there wasn’t any water that seeped inside before I got back to taking more pics. I never had any idea the Koi could sport such adventure. Last time a fish got me that wet, I was sitting at ringside watching Shamu the killer whale perform a round of tricks at Sea World. I hope you can enjoy the pics and perhaps find time to visit the Gardens if ever in the DFW area. I would encourage you to click on the pictures and view them in full size.
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