Saturday, February 4, 2012
What I've been doing lately instead of blogging...
...visiting botanical gardens, of course.
There's been high tea and photography with friends at
The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.
There's been a visit from writer and artist Thordis Niela Simonsen that not only included another trip to the Huntington, but the Los Angeles County Arboretum as well.
And the fabulous Greene and Greene masterpiece The Gamble House--which we were not allowed to photograph, but was full of images of birds and trees and flowers like the ones we were seeing.
When Niela saw the delphiniums at the Huntington, she thought of her grandmother's garden. I thought of the people in my life who are like the stakes that keep the delphiniums from toppling over.
And before these forays into urban nature, I drove 400 miles through the desert and back to visit my son and his family where there is a girl who loves horses.
There has been such beauty laid out before me.
photo credit for the botanical erotica at the top of the post: Sandy Walker
The rest of the photos are my own.