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. See my post about the Desert Garden here.
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.
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!
But I love living in Los Angeles… well actually Culver City… a small town surrounded by the big city.
When I can take the train and get to places like the Huntington Library or the bus to the Getty I am in heaven!
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.
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.
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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