Posts Tagged ‘Descanso Gardens’

for One Word Sunday: seasonal

It may be December, but at Descanso Gardens in southern California, there are flowers in bloom, especially in and around the Rose Garden. Although these aren’t roses, they’re bright and cheerful and if they are as I think nasturtiums, they are edible and also used decoratively with food.

At the end of our visit to Descanso Gardens last week, we came across these three fall beauties just as we were about to leave. I wish I could do something as attractive. But even though I can’t, I can recommend an artist who is 50% mine…our younger daughter. She’s updated her website and has some lovely pieces for sale. If you have a moment, please take a look and if you like, send her a message telling her what you think and where you saw her information. If you choose to buy something, that’s also appreciated. πŸ™‚ For an artist who also works a “real” job to make ends meet, the encouragement is such a blessing. Thanks and here’s her site:

https://meganwebb.bigcartel.com/

small batch apparel

art + mixed media

based in Philadelphia

And now to the garden art, not done by our daughter. πŸ™‚

for One Word Sunday: red

My first thought for “You Pick It” was to share flowers from my recent visit to Descanso Gardens, but after seeing Tina’s marvelous flowers, I decided to go “white.”

On a two-day trip to Yosemite in March a few years ago, we left on a magical day where we saw clouds filled the marvelous landscape.

Who could resist a shot of this cutie on my first visit to Descanso Gardens? I’ve given it an edit to take out any other colors.

Egrets are the new white in my life.

Light + spider web= white.

And a final whiteout from my first visit to Descanso Gardens. If I lived anywhere near, I’d have a membership and be there at least once a week!

for Lens-Artists Challenge #125 – You PickΒ It!

for One Word Sunday: color/colour

Three years ago, I visited our daughter in southern California and one day when she had to work, I spent a marvelous day wandering in Descanso Gardens. What a place! The flowers were in full bloom and I even managed to find a few gates and doors. But only this one had a giant rabbit on the other side! Farmer McGregor, beware!

A somewhat ordinary door, but not every ordinary door is guarded by lions!

Fancier gates with a set of double doors behind them.

There’s a door somewhere in here, even if you have to meditate to find it and be a midget to get inside.

for Thursday Doors 10.22.20