Everyday is Saturday...
...or so it seems when I'm on summer vacation. I've been taking full advantage of my time off. Reading, swimming, getting together with friends, napping when needed, and taking day-cations...
...as a promise to myself.
Last week, I had the pleasure of discovering the Huntington Library with Vicki, Austin's girlfriend's mom. Knowing how long I could spend in this place, and Vicki not a photographer, I enjoyed the day with her but went back the next day.
There are 120 acres of Botanical Gardens to explore not to mention a Subtropical and Jungle Garden to roam through. So many luscious paths to discover and benches everywhere to just sit and take in the surroundings. You're literally transformed to foreign and exotic locations with every step.
Every turn, every path led to something...
The arbor area leading to the Shakespeare Garden.
Roaming through the Jungle Garden seemed surreal living in So. Cal. So many interesting trees and plants not native here.
I never realized a cactus garden could be so lush.
I fell in love with these Old Man of the Andes cacti.
The Huntington also boasts one of the largest research libraries in the country. There is an extensive collection of rare books and art. I never even made it the Children's Garden-but I'm going to leave that to explore with Erik.
Have you made any surprised discoveries someplace not far from where you live?
Do tell I'd love to hear.
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