where frogs abound.
Where vibrant autumn planting cheers the eye,
and beds are provided for weary wanderers.
A place of Asian temples,
and half-hidden waterlife.
Where the lotus blooms,
and forms its incredible seed pods.
Where red, pink, purple and orange keep the summer alive,
and a tiny duckling is rescued from a crack in the rocky bank.
Where water flows,
and yes, the frogs still hide!
Thanks so much for all your kind wishes. My mum is well-cared-for and waiting for a place in a hospital that will give her the best support for her pain. The dog is indeed very unwell but we can afford treatment which may significantly improve her quality of life. So it's a reserved thumbs-up down here, with a lot of gratitude for a lovely weekend, a loving family and a very beautiful place to live.