The walk up to the Japanese Garden always reminds me how much I need to go to the gym. It's a heck of a climb to the entrance! It was worth it, of course. I had my "woodless" pencils with me and my sketchbook. The Japanese Garden is usually a meditative experience, but a maintenance crew was out in force this morning, with leaf blowers. Despite that, I still enjoyed the time sketching. The view of downtown was especially pretty this morning (scroll down). Next time I might take some watercolor.