We were lucky this morning to catch a short walk between downpours. We have both been out of town recently so a quick walk in the familiar surroundings of Herman Park proved very relaxing. We parked in car park H on the golf course side of the road across from the zoo car parks, which do not open until sometime after 8:30 am.
|Houston Garden Center|
From there we headed off to the Houston Garden Centre, an imposing white building dating from 1941, set in some 6 acres of gardens. The center is home to the international sculpture garden featuring a series of busts and statues of historic figures, the most recent of which is a life size bronze sculpture of Confucius which was given to the City of Houston as a token of goodwill and friendship between the Chinese people and the people of America.
|Monument to Dr. Martin Luther King|
This morning, the plants seemed particularly fresh and fragrant after such heavy rain and we found ourselves quite literally stopping to smell the roses in some of the many rose beds for which the center is so well known.
|The Rose Garden|
What better excuse for heading off to Café Brasil for a leisurely breakfast and shelter until the next thunderstorm had passed!
Enjoy Houston, whatever the weather