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.
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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.
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Floral Bliss, Makro Tex, Todays Flowers)
Begin with L:
Week’s Favorite: Pond Reflections
The Huntington has several ponds. This one with Koi fish
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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.
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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.
Anton Pieck, one of my favorite Dutch artist (1895-1987)
The drawing of a speech platform found in many churches
begin with L: lovely
weeks’ favorite: Iron Fence
Antique: Anton Pieck
A moment of contemplation and wonder at this sunset.
(Thankful Thursday, Sky Watch)
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