Posts Tagged: Huntington Library

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.

Saturday at the Huntington, The Nikon D70s Version

Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Sky and Orange-Red Succulent Flowers Nikon D70s - Cacti | Succulent Forest Nikon D70s - Mammalaria A' Bloomin' Nikon D70s - Siliconia Busting Out All Over Nikon D70s - Delicate ruby flowers Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - A Magnolia tree starting to flower Nikon D70s - Old Fashioned Roses Nikon D70s - Japanese Koi Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda & Erika on a bridge over the coy pond Nikon D70s - Gingko canopy Nikon D70s - E & JW in the Bamboo stand Nikon D70s - Gateway Guardian Nikon D70s - Tree Nikon D70s - Tossing Gingko leaves Nikon D70s - Yellow & White Koi Nikon D70s - Shrine Nikon D70s - The Camellias are starting to flower Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - The new Chinese Gardens and lake Nikon D70s - Erika Nikon D70s - Julie Wanda Nikon D70s - Super clear early January day looking up at the San Gabriel Mountains Nikon D70s - Artemis Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - North Vista Lawn Palm Trees Nikon D70s - Family Photos at the North Vista Lawn Fountain Nikon D70s - Poseidon and the Pergola Nikon D70s - Grape Leaves Nikon D70s - Monks and a digital camera Nikon D70s - Exiting the Huntington at Dusk

Photos taken by Ms. Jen on Sat 01.02.10 with a Nokia N97.

Sat 01.02.09 – The thing that is either most wonderful or most baffling about Southern California, 32º to 35º latitude north, is that we don’t really have a real winter, but in the time period of December and January when the rest of the northern hemisphere is socked in with snow and cold, we are having a mixed fall | spring.
January in SoCal has some trees are still shedding their yellow and red leaves just as some trees, bushes and flowers are just starting their spring blooming cycle. For years, I found this maddening, as I wanted a real fall with a real winter and then after time a real spring, not all three mashed up layered over each other in a course of 4-6 weeks.
This day after New Years Day trip to the Huntington with Erika and Julie Wanda showed me again, through the lens of the Nikon, how delightful the overlapping of autumn and spring can be when experienced in California’s mixed up mediterranean climate.

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.