One Good Life in Los Angeles

Roslyn's observations about places and events around Southern California

In hot water at the Huntington Library

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After my parched walk through the Desert Garden at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, I headed over to the lily ponds to cool off.lily ponds huntington gardens See my post about the Desert Garden here.

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Aaahhhh, as much as I love cacti and desert plants I have to admit if I was some kind of flaura I would have to live near water.

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The koi were very friendly and came up to say hello! lily ponds huntington gardens

I grew up in a cool, but not cold, temperate climate on the south coast of England and I never acclimatized to heat. Now I live on the west side of Los Angeles which is at least ten degrees cooler than downtown LA and twenty degrees cooler than the Valley. But things are heating up here too and I don’t like it!

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But I love living in Los Angeles… well actually Culver City… a small town surrounded by the big city.

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When I can take the train and get to places like the Huntington Library or the bus to the Getty I am in heaven!

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I love lily ponds. Maybe because Monet is one of my favorite artists. I think of him whenever I see the ponds.

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If I came back in the next life as a koi I would want to be this colorful guy. I would love to be swimming around in the cool water admired for my beauty!

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This koi made me think about a painting by Matisse. I couldn’t think what it was. I went downstairs to the kitchen and this is the magnet I have on my fridge door. Not exactly a koi, but it is a fish!

I often make associations with artwork even when that association isn’t quite 100% on.

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A lady was feeding this turtle some popcorn. This is not fair to the turtle who shouldn’t be eating junk food. People think this is cute. It is a death sentence to the turtle.

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Beautiful reflections in the water.

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So wonderful hanging out here on a weekday. I’m always mindful of the price I paid working as a slave in the corporate world for so many years.

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If this is what those years of corporate slavery bought me, was it worth it? I don’t know but I have to say yes for my sanity.

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All I can say is that I am happy now and I live for today.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles. Recently I rediscovered photography and I am busy learning everything I can about it. It's a great excuse for getting outside, wandering around and stopping to look at things.

16 thoughts on “In hot water at the Huntington Library

  1. What a beautiful place and lovely photos. Love the fish and turtle as well, and agree with you about feeding it junk food. Not a responsible act!

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  2. On my last trip in LA in my list of things to do is visit The Huntington Garden. But all I managed was go to the Getty Museum. Maybe next time. Thank goodness for generous donors/philanthropists that we have those to enjoy.

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    • The Getty Museum is good as you can get around it in one day… visit the gardens and art galleries and enjoy the fabulous views. The Huntington needs more than day, in my opinion. One to enjoy the many different gardens, another day to visit the galleries. If all goes well, I’ll be returning on December 4 to visit the galleries.

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  3. The KOI were very friendly weren’t they? What a great place to spend a day.

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  4. love this great post *esp like the koi* 🙂

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  5. Bonnie, koi are magical creatures.

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  6. I really enjoy the tour of the Huntington Library! Beautiful photos.

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  7. Thanks, Amy, have plans to return in December if the weather holds.

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  8. Wow! Fabulous photographs. Truly beautiful. I love the fish. Brilliant. Thank you.

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  9. Very beautiful pictures. Our pond has been prepped for winter. Nothing blooming on top. Booo. This makes me homesick for summer already.

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  10. As we don’t really have seasons per se, everything keeps going year round… I miss the seasons but I don’t miss the snow and ice!

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