Thursday, February 28, 2013

Moonrise in LA

What better place to watch the moon rise than in an aloe garden!  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Another photo from the Los Angeles Arboretum

I spent a few hours wandering around just the Desert Garden area of the Arboretum, the aloes were in bloom, each pathway took me to a different view of the aloes and more color!    My photographs certainly don't do the area justice.  This is a case where I wish I were a painter,  I would just dab in large splashes of colors:   bright oranges, pale oranges, yellows, many shades of greens.   It was a colorful day!  

If you are in the LA area, this is worth a visit!   Here's a link to their website  Los Angeles Arboretum

Monday, February 25, 2013

Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens

While in LA area, I spent one morning at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.   I spent hours wandering around, camera always ready, and took many photos.  Here are just two from that day.  More to come ...

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Los Angeles Arboretum

Aloes in bloom 

I spent most of Thursday at the Arboretum in Los Angeles -- thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it!   The official greeter seems to be the peacock, they were all over the place!    Even though I was there almost 5 hours, I still didn't get to see it all.  A beautiful spot in LA to spend time and just wander.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Santa Anita Race Track Photographer's Day

I drove up to the Santa Anita Race Track Photographer's Day and had a terrific time!!!!!  Thanks Pamela for arranging this.   (Meet-up   Pacific Photography Group)    I'll definitely go again next year.   
Here are just three photos from the day.   I was there at 6:15 AM (very cold for LA, 47 degrees)  as the horses were starting to run the track.  Beautiful time of day.

Early morning walk, love the early morning light on the horse.  

Early morning walk.  

End of the race.  I liked seeing the horses on the huge screen AND on the track.