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Monday, May 28, 2012

Huntington Library, Pasadena, Ca.

Yesterday, Guy and  I went to the Huntington Library and Gardens. They have acres of different landscapes, and galleries with art, collectibles, and furniture from the 1500's to the present.
It took us 4 hours to see the desert gardens, the conservatory (hot house), and the main art gallery.
One day isn't enough to appreciate everything this park has to offer. These first  photos were taken in the hot house.  The second set, obviously in the Desert garden. The Huntington is open 7 days a week.
These looked fake

They looked like rubber flowers

I love these pure white blooms.

Look at these lilies. Unbelievable!

I  love this color. 

I think these were from the orchid family. 
the beginning of the desert landscape
 We spent 4 hours there and  saw the gallery, the desert landscape, and the conservatory (hot house).

 What a  surprise to come upon the flower in the middle of this cactus
Everything was in bloom.

The sun behind these succulent  leaves  made them glow like  a flame.

Can you believe a cactus  can grow as high as a palm tree?

Some of these sights were positively prehistoric.

If you look closely, you can see a bee. I didn't know that
bees loved cactus flowers. They were all over them.


  1. Seriously, I don't think I've ever been there. First off...the lily looks nasty...(as in sexual)! The desert garden looks pretty cool, even though I'm not crazy about the desert. The photos are great as always.

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  3. The desert garden was awesome. It looked like the beginning of time .
    You need to go there