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.


kiwicarole said...

Just wanted to say thanks for dropping by my blog! Hopefully we will get to do a class together some time.
Pleased I called in, great photos! :)

Pam said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I had the pleasure of visiting the Huntington Library and Gardens with my "Calif" sister a few years ago. It is so beautiful.

Interesting that you spend your summers in Ky. We spend 6 weeks each spring and fall. (My DH is a hunter and this is the perfect time) We spend our summers in AZ. It's hot but we have D-back season tickets and granddaughters who are out of school.

Love blog and will be back to read previous posts.

purplepaint said...

Oh how cool!!! I'd love to be able to see that! Those bonzai trees are amamzing!!! And the architecture is wonderful!!! Marva