Japanese Garden, Van Nuys, California. We returned to this great garden and while my 99 year old mother is mostly experiencing it through memory (she can’t walk or see well anymore) she enjoyed being wheeled around the paths.
I’m always trying to get new images of my mother but frankly, she’s declining and I’m having a tough time capturing her spirit.
I did like this reflection of the main pond at the garden in her sunglasses, and while she may not be seeing the detail this image shows, she’s taking it in through other senses and memory. Actually, she was nodding off when I took this.
Note: I cropped her mouth because if I catch her at the wrong moment her mouth has a less than attractive look; she knocked some teeth out in a fall and the resulting gap is unattractive.