This is a nice area at any time of year, but especially so in the autumn and spring when you have either fall leaves or cherry blossoms to look at. The empty patch you see on the left of the photo is the corner of the rock garden, by the way. They don’t rake it as often as the ones in Kyoto, so it often looks like a mess, but you know… still a rock garden.
I considered cropping in tighter here to make a better scene, but ultimately decided not to. Here’s what I had in mind:
What do you think—should I have cropped like this for the final pic?