Sunday, September 25, 2011

Descanso Gardens

Saturday we went to with Kitty, Luba and Ivan, and we all had a lovely day.

Descanso Gardens is famous for its camellias. This time of year most camellias are not in season, so we will have to make a return trip. There were plenty of flowers, though, numbers of modest, not showy, flowers, worth looking for. Ivan took the pictures you are seeing here.

I truly love blue flowers.

Here I am just happy to be there:

And here is Kitty, pausing on a bridge to the Japanese tea garden to eat the honey stick given to her by one of a group of "fairies" performing in the park. A honey stick seems a highly appropriate snack in a garden.

The developer of Descanso Gardens was Manchester Boddy. As I understand it, before he began his spacious gardens he built a nice home for his family, which is now open for tours and weddings and parties.

Not a bad little manse.

We all went inside to check it out. Here we are in a mirror in the downstairs bathroom. The wallpaper is actually cloth, and that pattern is quilted in.

We all rode the tiny train around the park, too. Unfortunately, because we were all ON the train, there are no pictures to share.

I hope your weekend was everything you wanted.

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