We're back at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (here is Part One) ...
And I'm wandering around in awe of those Euphorbia (okay the aloes are pretty sweet too)...
A Sonchus, perhaps Sonchus canariensis.
That's another glowing just under the Dracaena draco on the right.
I was a little obsessed with them.
Again today I'll recommend you click over to the blog Piece of Eden, where Hoov did a great post on the Arboretum's Australian Forest. She names names and pays much more attention to detail than I was able to do.
I just wandered and snapped photos.
Wait, I actually captured a photo of the sign for this one: Isopogon anethifolius, Narrow-leaf drumsticks. (check out how cool the flowers are here)
An Acacia (I think)...
Perhaps Acacia cultriformis?
Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'
And now for something completely different...
If you're following along on the map I'm crossing by Bauer Lawn and Fountains, headed south to the prehistoric forest and Baldwin Lake.
The shade was welcome at this point, I was getting a little sunburnt. It's not so nice for photos that convey the rich colors though...
I spotted a turtle through the trees.
And then more: small, medium and large.
That is some seriously big bamboo.
As you've probably figured out, I found the palms, lake, blue sky and mountains quite gorgeous.
Queen Anne Cottage, I think you could tour the inside (?), I didn't.
Tempting to go for a paddle...
Well, all good things must come to an end and I am headed to the exit.
Well, not before I sit down and enjoy a cool beverage at the cafe, and make the acquaintance of a local...
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