Japanese gardens are representations in miniature of the harmony in nature. Being small in stature and naturally harmonious, I was keen to visit the Japanese Garden at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens in Hobart to see how well I fitted in.
This cherry tree next to the gate was loaded with delicate pink blossoms. In Japan cherry blossoms symbolise the transience of life.
Japanese gardens always feature water and stone – the ying and yang, two opposites which complement and complete each other, while bridges symbolise the path to paradise.
I felt like I was in paradise in this tranquil place…
…until I met these ducks and realised I didn’t fit in at all. I couldn’t understand a word they were saying – they must have been Japanese!