May 19, 2010

Huntington Library & Gardens

I recently went to one of my favorite places to go in Southern California - the Huntington Library, Art Collections,and Botanical Gardens

 I spent most of the day walking the beautiful gardens, and because of the Spring rains I knew the Desert Garden would be especially beautiful.  It was a pretty day - quite warm, but not too hot.  And, there were flocks of wild parrots throughout the gardens - lots of chatter.  I couldn't get any good pictures of the parrots. 

The shade gardens were at least 10 degrees cooler than the desert garden.

The bonsais were spectacular in person - made me want to give it a try too.