Posts Tagged: gardens

The Ginkgo Biloba Tree

The Ginkgo Biloba Tree

Thurs. 11.21.19 – Here have another auntumnal photo of a bright yellow gingko tree from my Monday Kew Gardens photo walk. The last of the bright fall trees are a delightful remedy for the dark, rainy skies.

Photo taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D850 with a Nikon 70-200mm lens.

Angry squirrel is defending his palm tree! His Tree! Not yours!

Angry squirrel is defending his palm tree! His Tree! Not yours!

Mon 12.16.13 – Yesterday morning when I went on my photowalk at The Huntington’s gardens, this squirrel rumbled me. He made a great deal of noise, tail thumping, and evil glares to let me know that I WAS VIOLATING HIS TERRITORIAL BOUNDARIES. It was very funny and cute.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and the Nikon 50mm 1.4G lens.

The Lesser Goldfinch of Christmas Present

A lesser goldfinch in a tree at the Cactus Garden at the Huntington

Sun 12.15.13 – I went up to the Huntington Library and Gardens early today for a much needed respite and photo wander around the gardens. Upon hearing the distinctive goldfinch song, I looked up into a nearby tree and saw a pair of Lesser Goldfinches rubbing their beaks on the branches. They were lovely.
I am glad that the goldfinches are back for the winter.
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800 and the Nikon 50mm 1.4G lens.

Roses! Lotus Flowers! Coy!

Lotus Flowers and Coy fish churning up the fountain
Bees at work Ladybug at work Classical inspired pergola & statue The Roses at the Huntington are going off, Blooms Ahoy! Sunlight shinging through purple & white roses Cedar trees on the edge of the Rose Garden Beautiful single petal rose Floribundi roses falling over to the ground from the weight of their blossoms Huntington Rose Garden Hats ahoy! Purple rose with yellow pistols & stamens Coy and Lotus Flower Pond Half & Half, at the entrance to the new Chinese Gardens Lotus flowers and coy in the Fountain at the end of the North Lawn Lotus flowers and coy in the Fountain at the end of the North Lawn The Fountain on the North Lawn

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N86.

Thurs 05.20.10 – Erika and Thomas just got back from three weeks in New Zealand, so Erika and I decided to meet up today to go for a long walk. When I arrived at her house, I suggested that since it was late May and the weather had started to warm up, that we should go to the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino to see if the Rose Garden was in full bloom.
Oh was it ever in full bloom! We came the very right week to see every rose bush in full, over the top, bloom. It was amazing. The afternoon was warm at 84F/29F, clear, and sunny. We walked purposefully around the Rose Garden, all the while sniffing the roses and taking photos.
Luckily, the Huntington was not very crowded. My suggestion is if you live in the LA area, go the Huntington in the next 3-4 days to see the roses at their first bloom peak. It is truly amazing.
And the lotus flowers in the Japanese, Chinese and North Lawn ponds/fountains are also in bloom.
Do go. It is lovely.

Peeping Through the Keyhole

Julie Wanda and Erika at the Huntington Library Chinese garden section

Photo of Julie Wanda and Erika taken by Ms. Jen with a Nikon D70s.

Sat 01.02.10 – A week and a half ago, Julie Wanda and I go talking about what would be fun to do for New Year’s Eve, I suggested that we go to dim sum and then to the Huntington Library to visit the gardens. She reminded me that she had to work on New Year’s Eve until 4pm. Julie Wanda and I have a tradition to go to dim sum for lunch on New Year’s Day, as we mused our options, Erika pointed out that the Huntington would be closed on New Year’s Day.
After a bit of too-ing and fro-ing with the idea, we all decided that today would be the day to go to dim sum lunch at Elite Restaurant in Monterey Park and then proceed to the Huntington for a good toddle about the gardens. I brought the Nikon D70s as well as the ever present Nokia camera phone and took over 300 photos between both cameras.
A truly delightful day in lovely gardens (the camelias are blooming!) with good friends.
The above is my favorite photo of the 300, but I have about 20 more photos that I really like, but I will post them tomorrow.