A trumpet flower on an abundantly flowering Brugmansia tree, symbolically as The Announcement for Easter day.
Saturday, the day before Easter, it was very windy, so I thought that it would cross my plans to walk in the botanical gardens on the grounds of the Huntington Library on Sunday afternoon. But, instead it was a gorgeous sunny day. Hubby and I took so many pics that these are just a small selection.
The renowned international library draws international visitors for their yearly conventions. If I remember it correctly, we could not take pics in there. Most visitors however, come for the botanical gardens, and the art museum. This fountain is in front of the library, and this is the lower part of it.
This is the upper part of the fountain.
The botanical gardens are on the grounds of the Huntington Library, which span about 207 acres.
This is a part of the pond of the Japanese garden. I have seen whole classes of artists sketching here. The angle of the bridge is a challenge in perspective.This unusual looking tree is apparently without leaves. It reminds me of a wild hair do :).
This is the right side of the pond. Many big Koi fish in the pond, but I misplaced those pics! When enlarging the image you may see a big orange Koi swimming.
Everywhere in the shade people were sitting and laying on the grass, relaxing.
At the Lilly ponds I was so lucky to catch this bird, but had to wait a while, because it kept having its head buried in its feathers. (click to enlarge image to see it better) I leave it to you nature lovers to determine which bird it is. It looks like a big enlarged duck or goose with extended legs to me, LOL. Or is it a swan?
I'll close this relaxing walk off with this little boy steering his paper boat in the water of the Lilly ponds. No matter where, children find a way to play.