One Mothers Day my son suggested we go to the Huntington Library and gardens in Pasadena, CA. After that we have kept coming back at least a few times a year. If there’s a lot to see I don’t mind walking:)

Established by Henri Huntington (1850 – 1927) as an educational and research institution. The art collection (from 18th century on), and the botanical gardens are probably most popular.

Wikipedia mentions Huntington as one of the four big railroad owners of the 19th century.The library is known by scholars for well known historic items, such as a  copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and transcripts and letters of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and Lincoln, etc.

In the spring, a lane of any color of Camellia you can think of, in bloom. Above a reflection of Camellia and the statue in the fountain. This fountain is in the back of a row of statues on both the sides of the grass lawn.
Noteworthy are the Australian and desert garden, the Chinese and Japanese garden. The last two, also have buildings displayed, typical for these cultures.
( R- Good, Tue Texture, Travel Tue, Travel Photo Thurs., Color of Hope, Weekend Reflections)



From my weekend neighbor’s garden: signs of Spring. They’re not here this weekend, so they’re going to freak out (in a good way:))
when next weekend they see all their flowers in bloom!
This is just a small part of it.
(R- Random, Mundane Monday, Nature Notes ,
Floral Bliss, Makro Tex, Todays Flowers)




Fri Hunt
Begin with L:
Week’s Favorite: Pond Reflections


The Huntington has several ponds. This one with Koi fish
(R- the Random, Mundane Monday,  ABC Wed.-K., Sat. Critters)




Couldn’t find a door in the Huntington without people going
through it all the time. This is a villa down town Sacramento, and here a side building. In the middle, an arch way on the left, and a small garden door with a big lock:) The big “pole” in the middle is the trunk
of a tall palm tree.
(R- the Fun, Tue Treasure, Thurs. Doors)




The iron fence on the above side of the building.  You
see the wooden fence – also in above mage –
closer to the building. I wonder if it is for privacy.
(Fences ATW)






Anton Pieck, one of my favorite Dutch artist (1895-1987)
The drawing of a speech platform found in many churches

Friday Hunt
begin with L: lovely
weeks’ favorite: Iron Fence
Antique: Anton Pieck




A moment of contemplation and wonder at this sunset.
(Thankful Thursday, Sky Watch)



Share your Experience in the SEASON!

Spring in the USA and Europe, Autumn in Australia & New Zealand

Thanks to All Hosts

* 365 Days of Art *
*Randomosity Mundane Monday  Jo’s Walk  * Our World  *
Tue Texture * Tue Treasure  Nature Notes  Travel Tue.*
ABC Wed.- Koi * Makro-Tex: Signs of Spring  *
Outdoor Wed.  * Communal Global  * Floral Bliss *
Thurs. Doors  Floral Friday Foto * Thankful Thursday Travel Photo Thurs. * Fences ATW * Sky Watch  *
Weekend Reflection Fri Photo Journal  *Blooming Fri Fri Hunt *
* Pink Saturday *










35 Comments Add yours

  1. That looks like an amazing place to visit.

  2. Tamar says:

    How lovely! I would love to wonder about there!

  3. It looks like a beautiful place to visit. The reflection of the flowers, and statue was lovely, as was the sunset, and you found a great door and building for Thurs. Doors!

    I was in your neck of the woods yesterday. I went to Daffodil Hill, and then down to Volcano for lunch then Jackson for the Dandelion Festival. I bought a new hat there, and a toy for #1 Grandson. If your ears were ringing it’s b/c I was thinking about you! xx

  4. jesh stg says:

    Wish you had told me, I visited Dandelion festival on recommendation of one of my neighbors who said there was art, but I didn’t see any!
    Next time, call me, por pavor!

  5. Art is relative. It was more crafty arts en mon avis. I did see a gallery/studio store but it was closed.

    We roamed around saw all the booths, bought a few things then headed home. We didn’t stay even two hours.
    I’ll let you know next time I’m near there.

  6. jesh stg says:

    Great! I took some pics of the shops, lol (with doors of course).

  7. bettyl - NZ says:

    Signs of spring are always something to smile about! I love revisiting fun places, too. Your photos are really great 🙂

  8. riitta k says:

    Camellias reflecting on the pond look amazing and so does all that green behind the iron fence! Thank you for linking, have a lovely week!

  9. Lea says:

    Beautiful fence, and I always enjoy seeing Koi!

  10. Lovely images! I’ve been to the Huntington but it was a few years ago.

  11. Karen Frost says:

    What a lovely place! Thanks for sharing! x Karen

  12. Suvituulia says:

    Beautiful. It is spring now.

  13. Piipe Elch says:

    Such beautiful places! Thank you for your nice photos!

  14. Falk Gembus says:

    The first photo is my favourite with the reflection and the statue in the water.
    Greetings from Germany, here in lower-saxony the spring ist now arrived!

  15. Melody62 says:

    Lovely photo’s again Jesh and a wonderful choice for this weeks letter.

    May I ask why you always post all challenges in one post? Wouldn’t it be much more fun to put each challenge in a single post?

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  16. Prunella says:

    What a beautiful part of the World. I love your Camellias image, such a wonderful flower.
    Have a lovely week 🙂

  17. arleena says:

    Beautiful spring.

  18. narami says:

    The Huntington Library sounds like a place where I would LOVE to spend a day; you got me at gardens and historic transcripts 🙂
    Lovely flowers and all the villa photos are so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us jesh! (Also, I’m feeling better, breathing without difficulty is amazing.) Have a great week!

  19. I love spring and you have so nice photos of it!

  20. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice one. Looks like a lovely place 🙂

  21. jesh stg says:

    When you have a little one, it’s hard to be a mom! Thank heaven for being able to breathe freely!

  22. Felicia says:

    a beautiful place to visit.

  23. Michelle says:

    That looks like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for linking up today and I hope to see you back again next week! Have a great weekend!

  24. Roger Green says:

    Koi fascinated me – apparently they grow in relationship to the space they’re in.

  25. Peter B says:

    I love the Huntington Library, but only been once, a number of years ago now. I’m really overdue!! Perhaps not a big surprise that I was really impressed with the desert garden 🙂

  26. Love the look of the wrong iton fencing and also the goldfish in the pond. Have a good week ahead.

  27. Jim says:

    Beautiful reflection.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  28. Wonderful collection, Jesh. Those gardens are beautiful, they remind me of Fota House here in Cork, lots of Camellias there, too. I must make another trip out to it, now that spring has arrived.

  29. Anni says:

    The photo with the reflections in wonderful. These camelias must be amazing!


  30. Hello Jesh…that is a beautiful speech platform and I have never seen anything else like it..Love all the green and flowers you have…yea spring! …Michelle

  31. James says:

    Great post! I miss this place.

  32. Eileen says:

    Hello, lovely images. The spring flowers are beautiful. I love the reflection at the gardens. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the week ahead!

  33. Teresa says:

    Beautiful gardens! It looks like a lovely place to visit. Of course, the villa and the fence images are wonderful too. Thanks so much for joining Friday’s Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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