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Tuesday, May 15, 2012


For Floral Friday Foto
For Our World
For ABC - R
For Outdoors Wednesday
For NF Waters
For Alphabe - Z
For Weekend Reflections
For Mellow Yellow Monday


The labels were kind of placed oddly, so I hope this is the Virginia Milky Way (Apocynacea)

A mystery flower, found in the rain forest. Fortunately I didn't have to go
all the way to the jungle! It's found in the rain forest greenhouse 
of the Huntington Library Gardens in Pasadena. 
They keep the air humid by a huge cloud of mist 
every few minutes.So cool! 

with Grain and Texture Photoshop

This Rose reminds me on a striped shirt:)
posted these two flowers early, 

since I went to two mothers in mid California 
- my daughters- they might be called Night and Day, so different!
for Mothers Day - hope you had a happy one too!

The Huntington Library Gardens are like the Louvre - too much to see in one day!
This is still part of the Rainforest Green house

 Several of the themed gardens have fountains and ponds.
A reflection of the fish
of the fountain behind the Camellia lane

And after that... a zero degrees drink!
 Now we live 20 min. from the beach, 96 degr. is hot!



Betsy Grant said...

Huntington Gardens is certainly a little haven - whether one is looking at the art or the gardens. These flower pics are beautiful!

Libby said...

Happy Mothers Day!!!

I would love to visit a little rain forest greenhouse! Great photos!

Stephanie V said...

A rainforest greenhouse is a nice place to visit. Nicer than having to live in a rain forest. That's a very striking rose.

jeannette said...
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Jama said...

I love that red and white flowers, such a rare find here.

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture of a beautiful rose.
Wishing you a good weekend.
Hanne Bente /

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a wonderful flower! love the first pic :)

NatureFootstep said...

nice flowers you share today. :)

Sallie ( said...

Happy Mother's Day to you and your girls -- have fun.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shots! I hope you enjoy Mother's Day!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Lovely shots!
Thanks for sharing;o)

Have a nice weekend****

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

And happy mother's day!

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous post! I hope your Mothers Day was lovely, too!

Andy David said...
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Andy David said...

I really enjoyed your photos, but that first romantic and mysterious. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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Anonymous said...

a friend of mine wants to go with me to Huntington Library. Now I really want to go

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Roger Owen Green said...

rain forest is so important in the world
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sallie ( said...

Gorgeous pictures -- I want that rose! And your daughters are both beautiful and unique!

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

beautiful flowers, but they cannot compete with the beauty of your daughters :)

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice set of pictures - I like the fish, both stone and real!

Stewart M - Australia

Gattina said...

Love the rose ! very special !
ABC Team

jeannette said...

Thank you! Oh, you know there is art to be seen there ... have you been there?

Thank you Libby! Hope you had a special (last) Sunday too!

Stephanie V,
Tell me about it! The humidity is so high that one would get tired very quickly!

I've only seen this kind of rose in botanical gardens here, so it's not common to see them in people's yards.

Can you imagine a whole bouquet of these in a vase! It would look stunning:)

That's the one I love too! Thanks for your visit:)

Thank you! - I'm always looking for flowers I've never seen...

Thank you! For the first time we had an hour just with the 3 of us - that was great. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too!

Thank you - I enjoyed the weekend, but on the day itself we also had to make the trip back -7 hrs. in the car:)

Mildred 2 x,
Thank you! I know you teach children all week, so you must be glad to have a break in the weekend (no children of your own, right?)

Thank you! Am sure you did some lovely and crazy things with your family:)

Thank you! You have hubby to thank for the mysterious (specific) setting (on the camera) he chose. Sat. is mostly a busy day,but when I have a few minutes, I'll participate:)

Really worth it!! Bring your camera:)

Thank you! Because I've never been there, I'm very curious how it feels to be in there!

Roses are my favorite;)My daughters both smart and with a strong determination to be skillful:)

Lara Neusiedler,
What a precious thing to say! Am glad that they also know what they want:)

Thank you! Wished I could have come closer (without getting wet!) Wishing you a meaningful week!

Isn't it beautiful? The Huntington has a rose garden and any thinkable rose is in there!

Midwest to Midlands said...

What a nice garden visit and lovely daughters you have too.

Island Rambles Blog said...

two beautiful girls you have and such a wonderful garden to take us to visit with you....I like your Art Blog as I ended up there also. Cheers.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What beautiful gardens! The flowers are so pretty! I can imagine the ponds would be wonderful places to sit and reflect.
Your daughters are very lovely!

beckyp said...

great pictures Visiting from Jenny Matlock

anitamombanita said...

Love the rose. It reminds me of peppermint candies...

Cathy said...

What a beautiful rose, please tell me it really exists! Zero degree drink made me think of...Coca Cola. For me nothing better at 96 degrees.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Such beautiful photos from a very lovely place! Thanks for visiting my blog recently. Please come again.------ Shannon

KDL said...

Nice photos. That first flower is so unique. Huntington Gardens must be added to my must visit list

Gemma Wiseman said...

Interesting collection of photos! so love the ambience of the first one!

Liz said...

beautiful photos. Your daughters are very pretty. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC

jeannette said...

Jane (Midland),
Thank you! The Huntington Library is one of the few nice things that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

Island Rambles,
Thank you - as parents usually do, we worked hard on instilling our values on them:) Glad you like my art:) I have a NEW artblog
Visit at your convenience!

Splendid Stars,
Thank you! Am blessed that all three of my kids turned out well:) The ponds are refreshing in a hot dry climate like California.

Thank you Becky! Hope you're doing well?

Yes, it almost smells like peppermint, doesn't it? It doesnt, lol, but it's so stunning!

Thanks for visiting here! Have to look up your blog to see where you live, but in California,everyone walks around with a waterbottle.

Thank you, Shannon, and also for visiting here!

Emille said...

Yes, you can almost tast the peppermint! Sorry I'm SOOO BEHIND!

Yes, it really exist and stands in the Huntington Rose Garden in Pasadena!Has to be water for me:)

Thanks so much, and also for your visit here!

Thanks for visiting here! A visit to the Huntington is one of the "cheap" things to visit in the L.A. area - $15 is very much worth it!

Me too, Gemma -I like mysterious:) Good to see you back here!

Pierre BOYER said...

I particulary love the first picture...
Best regards from Paris,


Jenny said...

What beautiful daughters you have!

This was a wonderful little wrap up for this round of Alphabe-Thursday.

I always love visiting you to see what you've come up with!

Always clever and creative!

Thank you!


Emille said...

Thanks so much, and also for your visit!

Glad to see you back here! Happy you like my first pic! I'll visit you soon!

Am glad that I got to "meet" you, through your Alphabe meme. We otherwise may never have connected! Thanks for your effort to visit everyone:):)

Amber said...

Very pretty flowers!!

Deb Crecelius said...

I totally love the bokeh in the first photo. Great effect.
Perfect with the sculptural effect of the branches.
Also - great blog header.