ALL SEASONS – END NOVEMBER

 

 

 

Hello All Seasons Bloggers,

Your posts are out of this world and of a wide variety! Many thanks, you all!
Please check back once in a while, to comment on the ones who posted later! New ones can’t link after the linking has closed, but you can still visit the ones who are on there.

Southern California is subtropical and does not have “seasons.” In the coastal regions maritime weather reigns, while in more to the East there is a desert climate.
Am back in late Fall, back  more North in this state. Thanksgiving week the weather turned, and we had RAIN 3 days in a row,  and temps have dipped into the forties at night, so we have the woodstove on.
Yet, what I saw a few weeks ago in the South, is still right on the surface of my memory. So, this is some more of the Huntington.

The Japanese Garden always has many visitors. No wonder, it is stunning! They also have a Bonsai garden.

 

 

 

The Huntington includes several museums, and one of them has
the repair of a painting, called,  “Project Blue Boy.”
Restoring a painting is a very intricate skill, but unfortunately
we had not enough time to wait till the restaurateur
would be doing her work.

 

 

From front to back: irises, roses, foxgloves and in back ground the pomegranate tree

 

Detail of the fox gloves

Ready for December?
It’s a busy month for most. If you like, you might want to include some of your experiences  or plans, in preparation of Christmas and New Year.
A new Christmas sweater or shirt this year? Trying out a new recipe, or baking cookies? Decorating? Making plans to visit a new area, city, or country?

 

 

 

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

26 Comments

  1. Prior... says:

    the flowers really made my day – like each photo here – but as december rolled in, the days are so short and holiday lights abound – so I think that made the flower photos feel extra fresh for me today – going back again to peek at them some more (have a nice day J

    Like

    1. Thank you Yvette:) The weather is kind of symbolic of what’s happening in this state right now. While Hubs is working in 70 degree weather (this was taken in San Diego), I woke up to snow today!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Prior... says:

      Such contrast! And Praying for everyone in Cali that were impacted by the fires

      Like

  2. Sharon says:

    The Huntington Library is a favorite place of mine to visit. We took our kids here often and they could run in the gardens and then enjoy the art, too. I remember seeing Blue Boy may times, and I’m pleased to hear it is being restored.

    Like

    1. The variety of plans flowers, and ponds are just so enjoyable! Easy for people who are not used to galleries to pop in and at least get acquainted with art

      Like

  3. Those are foxgloves? I may have been mistaking stock for them. The other day I saw an iris in bloom and thought it was early. My godmother was up in Sacramento over Thanksgiving and told us how dark with rain it was the whole time. We were more fortunate. Rain a day, clear skies, rain a day, clear skies so far. Cheers to December, Jesh!

    Like

  4. Rain is always welcome and your California weather often reminds me of our weather here, Jesh. We also have the perennial problem of droughts and bushfires…

    Like

  5. Wonderful shots, Jesh. I think those pink flowers are snapdragons from what I can make out. As you say restoring paintings is a fiddly business and can take longer than it took to paint the original painting! But what a wonderful jobs those restorers do!

    Like

  6. betty - NZ says:

    Great images, as always.!

    Like

  7. I can hardly believe it is nearly December. We have been having weird weather this month, one day summer, the next winter. We had our heater on one night last week – it is nearly summer for goodness sake! Have a fabulous week.

    Like

  8. Oh I am SO not ready to start thinking about Christmas! We’ve had some blessed rain here and it is cooler, but we will soon be in subtropical Florida (if all goes according to plan). The Huntington Gardens are fabulous and so are your pictures!! — I always love a Japanese garden — so serene (if there aren’t too many people).

    Like

  9. kenschneider says:

    Beautiful flowers in the majestic garden. Your header this week is off the charts!

    Like

  10. Dan Antion says:

    The gardens are beautiful. I know you say there are no seasons, but I still think of these as ‘summer’ colors, and I am very happy to see them.

    Like

    1. I guess they mean with “no seasons” always summer. In the North though, we have a mild winter – am having the wood stove on now!

      Liked by 1 person

    2. Dan Antion says:

      Wow. I don’t ask what the temp is, but wanting a fire is significant.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Klara S says:

    It is beautiful place! Something for me. December? Yes, already! I think I’ll start decorating after the 6th Dec (that day we celebrate St Nicholaus’ Day). And then cooking, cooking, cooking… :0) And cleaning, cleaning, cleaning….
    Thank you for hosting.
    xoxo

    Like

  12. Carol says:

    Hunington is beautiful – I’ve never really explored Southern California. My trips were more around San Francisco Bay area. I love all your photos exploring difference areas. Have a lovely week.

    Like

    1. Oh Carol,everything of the Bay area is “more” of, in the Los Angeles basin (that means also all the beach cities – Long Beach, Laguna Beach, Corona Del Mar, etc. are very charming with mild weather. Then at the very West coast you have Santa Barbara and Solvang, very popular.

      Like

  13. Eileen Wise says:

    Hello, it is great that California has had some rain, my prayers go out to all the fire victims and for the firefighters. The Japanese Garden is beautiful and I love the foxgloves. I saw you linked up to my critter party but the link is not working . Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Have a great new week ahead!

    Like

  14. Good for your region that some rain came. Thanks for sharing flowery Huntington. I’ll bake a lot this Christmas time! Thanks for hosting interesting All Seasons and giving us possibility to share our things – have a nice new week!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Looking forward to see some of what you will bake:) Love how people have become more free (with time ) to really post what their experiences are – it makes it so much more fun – and am learning a lot about other cultures and countries:)

      Liked by 1 person

  15. Debbie Smyth says:

    Huntington looks wonderful and it’s so hard to believe thats’s what it looks like now. Late November over here has become a grey month – though I did get out on a sunny day earlier this week, and will share later today for All Seasons. I’m glad Thanksgiving brought you some rain – having watched the tragedy of recent fires in California and elsewhere, rain becomes a true treasure.

    Like

    1. I remember from Holland, many many gray days between September and May! Actually the statistic used to be 23 days of sun in a year!

      Like

Comments are closed.