This bench is the perfect place to sit with the winter sun on your face while sipping coffee in the morning. Just look at the bark on that "Natchez" Crape Myrtle! It's part of an allee that leads to the great lawn.
These next two are of the parterre garden anchored by Dale Chihuly's incredible glass sculpture in the fountain. This first one was taken from my position on the bench, above.
Loved this metal sculpture that is part of the current exhibit. It's one of many, each painted a different vibrant color. This matches the accent color in my home garden, so it's a good thing it was too heavy to carry home.....
The white berried Nandina works beautifully outside the Japanese garden. I know it's incredibly common, but I still love the plain old red berried Nandina Domestica. (And, yes, I know it can be invasive...that's why God gave us hands to yank it out when it pops up in places we don't want it!)