It was wonderful, to be forced to get my bearings again in a garden I thought I knew.
This visit was also special, in that it was the first time I would be wandering at my own pace, seeing what I wanted to see as I wanted to see it. Andrew was there with me but he chose to visit the museums rather than the gardens, and we'd purposely visited alone, with no family in tow.
I believe this may be
A kind of poinsettia?
Being up on the balcony afforded a view I hadn't seen before.
Dombeya wallichii, aka Pink Ball Tree
As you probably gathered from the title of this blog post I am, once again, dedicating successive Fridays to writing about my visit to the Huntington (I did it first back in 2012: Ch 1, Ch 2, Ch 3, Ch 4). Today we're looking at the entry as well as the Palm and Jungle Gardens. Next week and the week after we'll be in the Australian Garden, and the following two weeks the Desert Garden. Too much of a good thing? Well, I certainly don't think so.
Just like I can never get too much of this Bismarckia nobilis...
A view with a very different feel than the Desert Garden, so lush and tropical in feel...
I sat for a moment on that bench and made a phone call, I remember it was warm even in the shade (on December 22nd!).
I don't think I've actually paused to appreciate the pond on previous visits.
Or noticed that crazy Bromeliad (Puya?)
Next week, Australia! (or at least a California version)
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