Saturday, February 6, 2016
Hike 2016.004B -- Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA
What an odd bit of weather we've been having. A few weeks ago, we had a stretch of days when the highs were in the 50s or maybe the lowest of low 60s, and the lows were down in the 40s. Naturally, by the way, that was when my furnace was dead. I spent several nights waking up to general inside-the-house temperatures down at 58-60 degrees (but warmer in the bedroom, where I had a space heater).
Most of the plants are still in hibernation-mode, but those cherry trees were well on their way.
At the same time, the heavenly bamboo was a mixture of fall reds and spring light greens. As I said, weird.
Both were of the double-blossom sort--instead of just five petals, they had ten or so. Double-density. Ornamental.
Somewhere along the way, I passed some daffodil, as well.
I had a ball, shooting the area, then reviewing my shots, after the fact. I was happy that, despite my many trips here before, I managed to capture something different.