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Sunday, January 20, 2013


* Walking in the Huntington Library (Gardens) started in 1919 by a wealthy business man and railroad company and other real estate holdings in CA, named Henry E. Huntington.

In a lane full of Camelia trees,
here one in early bloom
my second favorite flower 

 also the most extensive rose garden
with a tea room and cafe,
A Japanese, and Chinese garden with a small restaurant,
an Australian, Palm, and Jungle garden, etc.

One of my favorite places to take pics.
Today hubby tried out his new Rebel T4i
you understand, since his camera has 18 megapixels,
and I only 8, he has to share it:):)

 two rows of statues 
this one playing the banjo (?)

January is the month of our anniversary
 there was a lot of music
in our marriage 

These ducks make me smile
two ducks but each so very different

the gardens close at 4:30 pm, and since we came at 1:30,
we weren't done yet!

the desert gardens are phenomenal
seem to be always filled with flowers

low light and long shadows made this corner
with rocks almost an unnatural white
and the bottom of the water so green
more challenging,
since I like to stick with 
colors true to the scene.

Can't wait to go there again!

 This is what I call a quiet demure sunset
ending a perfect day 
tip toeing into the night

Linking with


Liz said...

Lovely pics. Have a fabulous week!

Liz (mlc)
Liz (yacb)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such delightful captures you've got!

Hopping from Mandarin Orange Monday.
Bow and Arrow
Have a great week ahead.

Stephanie said...

Super shots! I really like your banner pic of the boat.

Brite Mist said...

Till today, i was able to walk and enjoy - it is finaly getting too cold for me for awhile! Glad you have such colot and temperature to walk in!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely images, the flowers in the next to last shot are pretty. They remind me of the Hot Poker Plants?
Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jim said...

Wonderful sculpture.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful shots ~ Great photography of a beautiful place ~
(A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on Blogger

lorik said...

I like the complex pattern of the lines and the colour scheme of muted green against orange. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing it on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

Pierre BOYER said...

Une promenade très romantique...


Fun60 said...

Love the colours in your photos.I think that instrument is called a lyre.

NatureFootstep said...

great shot of the little pond. :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Great attention to detail in that statue! The folds of the garments is fascinating! And I'm not really sure what the statue is playing! Intriguing!

Leslie: said...

What a beautiful spot to take photos! I have a new T4i, too, and love it.

abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I especially love the banjo boy

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

bettyl said...

Sounds like a lovely place. The pair of ducks is cute.

Jesh St Germain said...

Liz,Tthank you -have a wonderful week!

Thank you and also for visiting!

Stephanie, Thank you! capturing the boat was a joint venture. I saw it, but needed hubby's height to get more of a top view:)

Brite Mist,
Thanks for stopping by here -I believe it was in the 60ties.

Oh you're asking the wrong person. I only know roses and camellias:):)

Thanks so much, friend! Have a great week.

thanks so much, and also for coming by!

Thank you! When beautiful things are in front of me, all I have to do is click, click:)

I KNOW you would transform this pic for your meme, but I was in a hurry:)

Romantic it is, Pierre! Thanks for visiting me:)

I don't think I've ever heard a lyre, so I must google to see the difference with a banjo.

Monika (Nature),
They have little and big ponds featuring waterlilies.

Love these kind of sculptures, whimsical, but still with lots of skill sculpted!

I am stunned by the sharpness - now my photos look almost blurry!

Me too, I love these kinds of sculptures -fit so well with the flowers!

Thank you! They don't have many ducks at the Huntington:)

Ann said...

The Red Hot Pokers are gorgeous--they stand out so beautifully. What would gardens be without sculpture.

TheChieftess said...

The Huntington is one of my favorite places in the Southland...I used to live in Glendale and was a member for many years!!!

HansHB said...

Nice post for SWF!

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos!

Ailime said...

Todas as fotos estão espectaculares e adorei o seu "post"! Abraço Ailime

Claudia Moser said...

Lovely collection!

Vane M. said...

Uma delicadeza de sequência...gosto da flor em macro e da estátua tocando banjo! Beijos, feliz green day!

Maria Luiza said...

Jeannete, seu post está lindo! Perfeitas imagens! Parabéns!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Wonderful photos they are really lovely.

Thank you for linking up today with Green Day at Raindrops and Daisies,
it was lovely having you with us
and hoping that you will join in again soon.

Have a lovely weekend.


Lmkazmierczak said...

Visiting from Orange Friday...Lovely sequence of shots. The Lyre sprung to mind when I saw the statue♫ Here's my Orange effort:

'Tsuki said...

Your find a nice place to get some inspiration and some great picture, with reflection or without... Nice sharing indeed !

Ayu Maselli said...

So beautiful photo and nice January walking out. love those camelia.
beautiful sunset
have a nice weekend

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well now I want to go. Thanks for sharing your walk with us!

Laloofah said...

You had me at "a lane full of Camelia trees." Oh, get out! That sounds too paradisical to contemplate from the depths of winter! :-) What a gorgeous bloom. Is it as fragrant as it is beautiful?

I got a Rebel T4i for my birthday earlier this month. Is your husband as overwhelmed by his as I am by mine??? So much to learn! But what a great camera. Yeah, he totally needs to share. :-)

I as thinking the statue is playing a mandolin. Lyre never occurred to me. I could be mistaken, but I always thought a lyre was larger and had a 90º bend at the top of the fret thingy (don't assume I know what I'm talking about, lol). Now I'm curious which it might be - or none of the above! Whatever it is, I love that statue! How fun would that be serenading you in your garden every day.

I love the ducks, of course, and the beautiful flowers and tranquil water - that last photo makes me want to stick my fingers in that water to feel how warm it is. I love the green color - nice job capturing it!

Happy Anniversary! :-)

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Lovely lovely photos,
especially the one of the water and the rocks it is so peaceful.

Thanks so much for linking up with Raindrops and Daisies Green Day
it was lovely having you with us and I hope that you will join in again soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Fiona (in a very very wet and windy Ireland)!!!!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your Pink Saturday post this week!
Thanks so much for sharing.

I'm hosting a PINK THEMED giveaway, and I would love it if you stopped by and entered your comment for a chance to win some handmade items.
Hope to see you there!

Ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed your Pink Saturday post this week!
Thanks so much for sharing.

I'm hosting a PINK THEMED giveaway, and I would love it if you stopped by and entered your comment for a chance to win some handmade items.
Hope to see you there!

Ciao bella.
Creative Carmelina

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness this is just a sensational series of beautiful photos! I love the entire post!

Happy weekend!

Audrey said...

magnifique photo,sbravo !

Dianne said...

Thank you for taking us along for the walk Jeanette ..... I love the red camellia.

Faye said...

I really appreciate your style of photography--so clean and attentive to unexpected details. Have always heard of this garden but never visited. Another plus of blogging with photographers--we get to see places we may never see in our time.

All your photos are speacial, but my favorite is your sunset.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful photos. Visiting late for OYGIF. Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

EG CameraGirl said...

The T4i is supposed to be a wonderful camera! I'm glad for you that your husband will share it with you!

JTG (Misalyn) said...

You got great set of photos here. I specifically love the sunset photo.

Gattina said...

Thanks for this beautiful walk ! Your pictures are excellent !

George said...

These are very marvelous photos. The gardens are truly magnificent. Thanks for sharing your walk with us.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely post! What a wonderful garden to visit -- I hope you do go back soon. You ended the day (and this post) with a perfect picture.

veredit - isabella kramer said...

so beautiful impression of the beautiful Garden.

the bokeh in the first one is dreamy and I love the sundown picture - very poetic mood.

wish you a lovely weekend,


Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful photos. We are having a big storm. Already shovelled 5" or so... sigh.
Happy to see your non-snowy photos!
Cheers from Cottage Country!