Visit almost lifelong friend...check
Sleep in Hotel...not too long or too well...check
Visit Austin's Botanical Gardens...check
The Botanical Gardens include a lovely Japanese garden:
|Angular stone lantern taken over by a bird nesting|
|Mill stone as garden object.|
|Bench so you may sit and watch the water reflections.|
|Japanese gardens usually incorporate a small bridge and sure enough!|
|Child's bed and cradle next the fire. The parents froze in the loft!|
|No desks for the students!|
|Modern Apprentice (foreground) learning from young Master Blacksmith in camouflage.|
In the children's garden this whimsical dinosaur that is being replanted after hard winter freeze damage.
And the azaleas were in bloom.
|Stacked rock wall planter.|