I have never seen the rose gardens at the Huntington so magnificently prolific, bursting forth in such glorious color, that it absolutely took my breath away! We had perfect timing!
The rose garden is only one part of this magnificent place. There is also an amazing cactus garden, the beautiful Japanese garden, along with the Chinese garden, Shakespeare's garden, the camellias, Australian plants and so on. It's endless. There is, of course, the famous Huntington Library (including it's copy of a Gutenberg Bible,) as well as their art collections.
I met up with a few fellow members of the Pastel Society of the Gold Coast, along with some family members. When I told my sister I was going, she and my nephew decided to drive down from Ojai to meet up with us. It was a beautiful day.
Which is loveliest in a rose?
Its coy beauty when it's budding,
or its splendor when it blows?
The Rose Garden
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies ...
When love came first to earth,
the Spring spread rose-beds to receive him.
So much more to share, but I am off to help with the family reunion. I spent last night making tissue paper pom poms to hang. Hopefully, they will still be moderately puffed and fluffed, after their ride in the back of the Civic! We'll see.
Blessings and light!
And more of the Huntington Gardens to come!
A single rose can be my garden ...
a single friend, my world.