June by Violet Oakley 1902
this is the winter garden at the huntington. if you visit california in february or march you must visit san marino and the gardens. although i have been going in the early morning before it officially opens, and leaving 2.5 hours later when it opens, one could easily spend the entire day wandering, lolling about, having tea, and visiting the various galleries.
yesterday i went to see the a small exhibit the artist’s garden: american impressionism and the garden movement 1887-1920
i have sat in this stone chair many times, but yesterday it was all about the sunlit clivia just off stage.
i am calling this a snowball tree. i’m almost positive it’s the name because of the white pom pom flowers covering the tree.
the garden paths are strewn with fallen camelia blossoms.
this is a monday bench. framed by scattered petals and set in a cushion of scented azalea with a camelia umbrella overhead. the fragrance is delicate. you will be happy here. very happy.
one can get a lot of serious thinking done on this bench. as my head is full of flowers and can’t hold any thoughts i prefer to stare into space and keep my mind as blank as a fresh piece of watercolor paper when i sit here. which.
happy monday friends. i’m glad you popped over for a visit. see you soon.