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Photo Challenge – A Day at The Huntington Library

We had an outing to The Huntington Library today. We made this plan last week. The weather was getting warmer and I packed things I needed to protect me from sunlight and the heat. My skin is still sensitive to the heat and the ray of the sun, so I need to be careful. When we got up this morning, I saw the unusual hazy sky. As I looked north, the mountains were disappeared.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based educational and research institution established by Henry E. Huntington (1850–1927) and located in Los Angeles County in San Marino, California. In addition to the library, the institution houses an extensive art collection with a focus in 18th- and 19th-century European art and 17th- to mid-20th-century American art. The 500 acres property includes approximately 120 acres of specialized botanical landscaped gardens, the “Japanese Garden”, the “Desert Garden”, and the “Chinese Garden”, along with the Rose Garden, Australian Garden, Herb Garden, Shakespeare Garden.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington_Library

The haze in the sky blocked the heat from the sun. It turned out to be a better day for me. We walked for three hours and visited some of the Exhibits and several Gardens. The structure for the climbing roses in the Rose Garden is beautiful.


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Frank’s Dutch Goes the Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Heat

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shades of Pink Flowers

“Pink.  Of course, there are many shades of pink.” – Frank

I can think of a lot of pink things for this challenge. Somehow my thought goes right to the flowers in my garden, I realize there are many shades of pink flowers. In my watercolor painting class, I learn to call the colors by their proper names. Here is a chart of different shades of pink.

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I am not going to name my “pink” flowers by their proper names of shades. So they are all pink flowers in my garden. You can find the proper names for my flowers!!

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Pink and Yellow Rose

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Pink Hibiscus

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Pink Rose

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Pink Daylily

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Pink Camellia

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Pink Begonia

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Pink Geranium

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Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Shades of Pink Flowers

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring Wood

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My trees definitely tell me that Spring is here. The Eucalyptus tree had a haircut in the winter, the leaves slowly start to come back. the rose bud next to the tree shows her spring pink cheeks. The maple tree is busy branching out and burst out the tender young green leaves. The orange tree is doing super well after the winter rain. It produced several hundreds of second crop of juicy Valencia oranges.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Spring Wood

Weekly Photo Challenge – It Is Easy Being Green

Hi, I’m Garden Frog! Welcome to My Garden! It IS Easy Being Green! I’m always green, but the garden… we’ll wait and see in the summer!

Please see poem below, by Mick E Talbot in responding to photos of this post!

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There are some early blooms in my garden. But most of the flowers are still waiting for more sun to bring out their splendid colors. After a couple months of heavy rain in the winter, my garden and yard are still in eye soothing green.

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The iceberg roses and pink roses still have the green buds.

Both the jade plant and the rosemary are going crazy. They are almost overgrown.

The lavender has one strand of purple flowers ready to bloom. The mixed plants flower bed has no signs of flowers yet!

As far as the Date Palms. They are almost reaching to the sky!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: It IS Easy Being Green!

Haiku, senryu comment.

simply green
If truth be known
it breaths for us
we breath for it
now surplus well nearly
hence all the fuss
carbon dioxide
we wouldn’t survive one gasp
important is green
keeping the air clean
the way it was still should be
like your greens all do
dependant on you
your nurturing loving care
thanks for the fresh air

Amazing photos, a beautiful garden of Miriam Hurdle.

© Mick E Talbot at 


Winter Cheers



Taking a walk in my garden.

Many flowers bloom in summer.

In this cold winter,

Expect no other colors but green,

Eucalyptus, Date palms, hibiscus.

To my surprise, there were both

Bright and soft colors

in the rose bushes.

Rose buds were waiting to

unfold their inner beauty.

Showing winter cheers.

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