Tag Archives: botanical gardens

Exploring the Huntington, 1

A week or two ago, I took a spontaneous day off work (that’s called playing hooky), and visited the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. I became a member last year, when Stinky was on display (link to post here), and was overdue for another visit. The day was perfect, cool and overcast. […]

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Pale Yellow and Pink Roses

A visit to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino yesterday, and wandering around the beautiful rose garden brings today’s Foto Fix. It was a delightfully overcast, cool day, perfect for all the walking I did. The roses have a vintage look, don’t you think? ~SueBee

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Red Lily

Spotted this lovely red what I think is a lily at Huntington Library and Gardens, and it seems like a great candidate for our Daily Foto Fix. ~SueBee

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Palm Lawn

Today’s Foto Fix, a refreshing, cool paradise, hopes to offset our current heat spell. Relax, wander among the palms, enjoy! The photo was taken at Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. ~SueBee (photo by SueBee)

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Stinky!

(Gallery, 14 photos) I’d planned on sharing some more L.A. Harbor shots from Friday, but instead, I simply HAVE to share pictures of Stinky, the famous Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanium), that I took today! As an occasional visitor, and now member, of the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, I’d read about the excitement and anticipation surrounding their resident corpse […]

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Vibrant Blue

Spotted this gorgeous blue jay standing among the bamboo, while I was wandering through the Huntington Library gardens. I just love the vibrant color of these birds…guess it also helps that blue’s my favorite color. 🙂 To see more pics from this amazing place, please view my other articles: “Desert at the Huntington Library,” and […]

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White Crane’s Garden Walk

After first checking his reflection in the mirror, White Crane set off on a little afternoon constitutional through the gardens. Intent on avoiding a group of children approaching, he took flight for a moment. Upon landing near the daffodils he glanced over and beckoned to me…. at least I’m certain that was his intent. I’m […]

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Desert at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library is home to an amazing museum, and several stunning gardens. I posted about the museum previously, but thought I’d share some pics from one of the gardens. Out of the 14 different gardens, my favorite is the Desert. Featuring over 5,000 species, I could snap pics here all day long! Below are some […]

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“Town Squawker”

Knowing the fondness humans have for birds, particularly towards the end of November, I can hear this Town Squawker loudly calling out a warning to his feathered friends… “Run, HIDE, it’s that time of year again!!!” Poor guy doesn’t understand it’s not Roast Peacock being served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Today’s Foto Fix was […]

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“Buzzzzzzz….”

My auntie and I are photography buds…she taught me how to use my Nikon d5100. I went to the LA Arboretum with her to practice, and used her macro lens to catch today’s “Foto Fix.” Aren’t close-ups awesome?! They’re my favorite type of pics to take, especially when I have a macro lens to use […]

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“Oranges After the Rain”

Rain-moistened oranges seem appropriate for today’s foto fix, because…. it rained in SoCal today! Yes, it’s been awhile since water fell from the sky here. Everyone’s glad, particularly traffic reporters on the radio. Their jobs aren’t in jeopardy on days like this. Why? Because many in Southern California don’t know how to drive with wet […]

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Pre-Halloween Creepy

Since we’re into October now, it’s time to set the mood… starting with a few creepy shots taken in various Southern California gardens, from Fullerton Arboretum to L.A. County Arboretum, Descanso Gardens to South Coast Botanical Garden. The green gourd monster was photographed at Cal Poly Pomona’s Farm Store, the shadows at the Getty. The […]

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A Garden For All Ages

Small children, grandchildren? I’m guessing they would love the children’s garden at South Coast Botanic Garden, on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, as much as you will! Nursery rhymes are displayed in a separate little garden area, near the entrance. Really adorable! For adults, it’s a great way to reminisce and spend some time out of touch […]

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Fall Season at Descanso Gardens

The wonderful season of Fall is officially (and finally) here! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, scarves & boots, leaves changing colors, and of course, Harvest decorations! Descanso Gardens (located in La Canada Flintridge) is my all time favorite botanical garden, especially during this time of year when pumpkins and haystacks are scattered throughout…perfect place for some Fall-themed […]

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So Cal Walks (Fullerton Arboretum)

Looking for a peaceful botanical garden in Orange County that’s just the right size for a nice afternoon walk (about 1-3 miles, depending on route)? The Fullerton Arboretum, located near Cal State Fullerton, is a donation-only garden with a collection of over 4,000 different plants, lakes, and a Heritage House (tours are available Saturdays and […]

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