Monday, May 10, 2010

California Dreaming


What happens in the "Denas", stays in the "Denas"

Well I've been home from Southern California a week, but the fond memories linger. Many of you have asked for more photos and of course I'm happy to share!

Today a trip to the Huntington Gardens. Our rowdy band of bloggers photographed every leaf and petal there. We also enjoyed a delightful tea in the Rose Garden Tearoom. Much talk and laughter ensued. I'm pretty sure we were not their typical "tea" crowd. :)

A little tune for you today. You know what it is!

By the way, there's a bit of California on my Paris blog today as well! Have a look here.

L'arbre faux bois était trés belle!

21 comments:

Olivier said...

un ange passe, la deuxième photo est magnifique

Anonymous said...

I send you this one back:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7KrlDZ5Hkw

Bibi said...

Feminine, pastel,soft colors; lovely photos.

Judy - So California said...

Our roses knew you were coming and put on a grand show for you. What a fun time we had with your great blogger friends! Oh - and I love the pics too.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Beautiful pics from a photog who knows how to use a camera.

(Btw, I have my doubts if you really have left Southern Ca!()

Dina said...

Oh, THAT little tune. I thought you might have meant the one next to it at YouTube. "Born to be Wild" would be appropriate for the bloggers' meeting at the Huntington. :)

Rob said...

Will the tea garden ever be the same? ;)

Daryl said...

What perfect pictures .. love the light on the leaves in the next to last one ... and how the rose seems clutched in the hand of that impishly smiling woman

Jacob said...

A lovely series, V. I'm familiar with the Huntington Gardens, but can't remember if we ever visited there or not (of course I haven't been back to Southern California is many, many years)!

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

TheChieftess said...

Dina...I think you're right on!!!

V...you absolutely are the best!!! I love, love, l-o-v-e the first two...Getting the rose in that second shot...genius!!!

Ken Mac said...

sweet!

Bob Crowe said...

Charming. Maybe the putto in the first picture is giving good advice but I'm a lawyer and I can't shut up.

Really sorry I've been so out of touch. Wildly over-scheduled lately. And more distractions this week - the big conference for my specialty. We have to get the continuing professional education credits. But, um, it's in Nawlins so my carry-on is bursting with camera stuff.

Jacob said...

Hi V,

Re your comment on Cedar Key...there are a number of places for rent in Cedar Key where you can walk out the door and stick your feet in the sand or wade in the water or fish or kayak or just loll about...

We stayed in one last June...wonderful!

Virginia said...

Bob,
WE all understand work schedules and I love your visits whenever you have time. Have fun Nawlins. So close and yet so far.
V

Jacob,
I'm a spoiled beach brat I know! I wish I could be there right this minute.
V

Chieftess,
We all got the same shots I think! :) I had better than this but the roses were tawdry! HA

Mister Earl said...
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Mister Earl said...

So this is what you were doing when you were running off into the shrubbery.

WV: mollyzed. I'm just not going there.

jb said...

I can well imagine that they switched the "Reserved" card on your table to "Rowdy". Happens to me all the time...

Petrea said...

"What happens in the Denas stays in the Denas!" Someone needs to make a t-shirt.

I just followed Virginia around the gardens and shot what she shot.

Virginia said...

JB,
You betcha they did. We closed the place down!

Petrea,
You did NOT, it was the other way around, Sistah! I miss all of you, you know. Bozerino too.

Kim said...

I had a very fragrant rose in my garden in Berkeley that looked very much like the one you've pictured. It was called French Lace. So lovely!
I was just down in SoCal last weekend and enjoyed it. Wish I'd had time to visit the Pasadena crowd. When I was down last summer it didn't work out to meet them, either. One of these trips. . ..

JM said...

Gorgeous shots here, V.! And I like the ''not their typical "tea" crowd''! :-)