Thursday, June 21, 2012

Desconso Gardens in the Summer


My first trip to Descanso Gardens this summer proved to be delightful.  The colors were just magnificent.

Mother Goose, and the children (which by the way have really grown since my last trip) were having a little swim in the pond.  Later they came up on shore for a photo shoot (I'll be sharing later)


This is the view in the Court Yard, where I sat and enjoyed the sounds of nature, and the cool breeze.


On my walk along the path I found these boys intently watching for little frogs to catch.  But so far the frogs were faster. 


Before my walk through the gardens with my camera, I sat and got caught up on some reading, eating apple slices and being grateful for my retired life.  God is good all the time, and then some.  These gardens certainly reflect his Creation and Beauty.

BYW the daisies in my header were taken today also.  I just adore daisies.

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  1. Oh GG!! I loved this post, thinking back of the last time we went to the gardens...
    I really look forward to going again during my visit, I'm sure it's gorgeous!
    I especially love that last picture of catching up on your reading...beautifully taken!
    Love you so much!

    ~Danni

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    1. Danni ~ your visit is just around the corner...In fact the Jazz concerts on the lawn in the Gardens have started up again on Thursday evening...maybe we'll grab our lawn chairs, a snack and enjoy....

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  2. A perfect place to catch up on your reading and to feel the sense of gratitude for your blessings. The daisies are gorgeous!!

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    1. I guess my reading, prayer journal, 1000 gift journal is like your knitting...just can't get enough of them. And the Gardens is such a lovely place to do all three.

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  3. I love the daisies in your header!! And the foxgloves are lovely!
    We do not have any goslings yet. If the heat wave ever breaks, I will walk over to the park and see if there are some there!

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    1. Hi Judy...I didn't realize what a nice picture I got of the daisies until I uploaded it and saw it larger, and how the sun was hitting the bright white...You have a park walking distance...How nice. Descansco is about 12 minutes away from my home by car.

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  4. beautiful photos, really love this new blog,

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    1. Good Morning Laurie...It was a very peaceful time alone, my books, my camera, my prayers...it was a good day.

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  5. Help! My Shasta Daisies are taking over! If you lived near, I would give you all the daisies you wanted.

    Your pictures of the park are lovely. The foxglove is one of my favorite flowers, but I cannot get them to live. The problem must be in our soil or maybe the rabbits!
    Cher

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    1. Hi Cher...oh my, if I lived close, I'd be over in a flash to get your Shasta Daisies...I could surround myself with them. In fact when we lived up north a friend gave me some and I had a love row of them in the front yard. They just say Happy!!!!

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  6. That is such a beautiful place! And it must be close to you since you can just pop in for a while. Nice! I need my solitude like that. It's a little lacking in the summer with school being out!

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    1. Yes, it only 12 minutes by car. Not far from the little Church we attend. Lots of parking in the shade, so even on really hot days, it's a wonderful place to escape too. Would love to take you with me...would we have a fun photo shoot or what. Know your summer will be less than relaxing...so manybe after everyones in bed you can float around in the pool...haha.

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  7. i love that place and your profile pic.

    i have lots to catch up on later here.

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  8. Sandy I know you are in the middle of a move...love it when you have time to stop by. The profile pic was taken in Santa Barbara at Stella Wares ~~wonderful place to eat...so delightful the sun room where it was taken.

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  9. Beautiful and relaxing. Good for you for being able to stop and enjoy it.

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    1. Susan it's hard to believe something so beautiful is only a few minutes away from our home. The yearly pass for seniors is so well worth it, and we can take a guest also.

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