ALL SEASONS – A BREATH OF FRESH AIR

Hello All Seasons bloggers!

The link of this week is open from Sunday June 6 through Wednesday June 6 till 7pm,  Pacific time. Don’t forget to click  (below) and link your photo

Thank you so much for your amazing, interesting, and beautiful posts! It is fun to read and give a comment back!

In case I have not been able to reach you last week, I cannot give a comment back unless you have your comments setting is  on “anyone” instead of a single google account.  Remember, WordPress is a different organization than google:)

This is what I see on my WordPress blog:
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Have experimented with a straight url, and with a perma link, but I don’t know what you see on your blog:)

 

Now about my Season post:

The Huntington is known for the library that contains a large collection of historic and rare books, such as the Gutenberg Bible (famous in Germany – the Latin edition of the Vulgata) ,  letters and manuscripts of Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lincoln.
According to Wikipedia the library holds 7 million items, and more than 400,000 rare books. Happen to know that there is a yearly conference of international book experts.
Don’t know if regular visitors can visit the inside of the library, or a pass is needed.

 

Whenever we make the trip, we come here for the gardens.
The vegetation is of several parts of the earth  and  never can get enough oftrees, flowers, fountains, and bridges.
The Huntington Library Gardens (Pasadena, CA)  is worth every penny of the entrance fee.
Here this red maple stands in the Japanese garden

 

 

Huntington Library was developed by one of the 4 railroad tycoons (Henry Edwards Huntington – 1850-1927). This was originally his San Marino Ranch (now, San Marino is a suburb of Pasadena). His interest in art was influenced by his second wife Arabella. On this property is an art gallery, as well as many statues, and fountains.

 

 

One of my favorite flowers , the camellia
They have an African, Australian,  Chinese, Desert, Japanese, and regular  (popular, like roses, camellia, poppies, etc.), rain forest (in building)

 

 

 


Several ponds, fountains , and man made waterfalls
making it very pleasant on hot days.

 

 

 

The only other round bridge (Japanese feature) have seen in California is in San Francisco in the Golden Gate park.
The branches of the funky red tree are bare in winter.

Hope you have a garden close by you can escape on in hot days!

 

 

 

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25 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great pictures. I love that round bridge!

  2. The Camellias are lovely and the round bridge …quite original!
    Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for hosting.

  3. Carol says:

    You know I love gardens! This one looks so lovely.

  4. Jackie says:

    I could wander the earth visiting libraries.

  5. Angie says:

    I would much rather be outside in the garden than holed up in a library, even one with so many vintage books!!! It warms my heart that the tycoon would dedicate his ranch to create such a pleasing space. Thanks for hosting All Seasons!
    (Still working on the problem with comments for you!)

  6. kenschneider says:

    That red maple is indeed a standout! We have a Japanese Garden in a park in Geneva Illinois which has a similar bridge. Per your suggestion I changed my blog comments to allow “Anonymous” posts and expected lots of comment spam. Did get two the first day and one yesterday. All seemed to be marketers making generic comments about my “excellent wonderful and informative” contribution (to all of mankind, I assume). Ahem! Of course I did not visit their links. If anyone does not wish to let me know their name or blog handle they will be reported.

  7. Kelleyn says:

    What is not to love about Pasadena! Love that city! Yes, I got both comments. Thank you!

  8. It’s Golden Gate Park. I blanked out on the name a few weeks ago, and I used to live across from it. Ah, these senior moments. The Huntington Library grounds look lovely. If I ever get down to that area, I’d definitely go take a look. If we can see the library, I’d step in too. I love checking out libraries. A breeze has finally picked up for us, hurrah. Cheers, Jesh!

  9. Oooh that red tree; a Japanese Maple? Is gorgeous! I love the pink flowers too.

  10. Margy says:

    When I taught school in Southern California we used to take the kids on field trips to the gardens. – Margy

  11. Jeanna says:

    There are a few gardens to go to and I usually forget about them, especially when the bugs come out which they already have. We had a memorial ceremony just before Memorial Day at the largest one and it is very nice, even selling some of the prettiest geraniums I’ve ever seen. Very, very pretty camellia shot, I love them too. That’s an extraordinary red maple.

  12. MUSIC says:

    Delightful shots, Jesh! Huntington Library is my kind of place to visit…

  13. MUSHROOMS says:

    Statues can enhance a garden so much, Jesh!

  14. jesh stg says:

    Yes, Deborah, that’s a flaming red Japanese maple:) My favorites after irises and roses are the camellia. There are so many varieties!

  15. jesh stg says:

    Carol, thank you! – if you ever get the chance to the W-coast, this one is worth a visit:)

  16. jesh stg says:

    The round bridge in San Francisco (Golden Gate park) hubby and son climbed the thing – I think it helps when you run to the top – there were several who got stuck! Moi? Not for me:) In the Huntington Library gardens they have a whole lane full of different Camellia’s – quite stunning!

  17. jesh stg says:

    Thank you Susie, I changed it to Golden Gate park:) Yeah, I’m getting quite senior this year. Here is was 91 yesterday in the mountains! Fortunately it’s now mid 80ties! Thanks for visiting!

  18. My favorites are Hydrangea, Jacarta tree, and Dogwood. I do like Camellia and have one, but it’s not doing well at all. I don’t know if it’s the drought, or the orange tree my neighbor has growing on the opposite side of the fence that now towers over it. Perhaps it needs more sun? Or the orange tree is too acidic for the Camellia? I don’t know. 😢

  19. jesh stg says:

    Oh a Jacaranda tree – so beautiful! Have to look up if that would grow here on the mountain…. We had our Camellia in southern Cal. stand in the shade – but I wonder if it gets too hot in the area where you live (since I saw all the photographed camellias in southern Cal.). Um, I don’t know about acidity… sorry

  20. It’s pretty old too. About 28 yrs. old. I wondered too if they have a lifespan and we’ve reached it? I’m going to He-Man pull it out this fall. 😢

  21. The garden is beautiful and so are your photos 🙂

    -Soma

  22. What a wonderful place! The gardens are so photogenic. I would love to wander around inside, since I had no idea that such wonderful antique books were in the US!

  23. handmade by amalia says:

    Thanks for another lovely party.
    Amalia
    xo

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