Tag Archive | Nature Photography

Favorite Photos From Descanso Gardens, December 2018!

Purple Flowers
All Photos By Gail

On my last full day in California, I spent a couple of late afternoon hours strolling through the very beautiful Descanso Gardens, a 150-acre botanical garden located in the La Cañada Flintridge area of Los Angeles. The daylight was already starting to fade, but I got some good shots of the many varieties of gorgeous flowers that are still blooming even in late December. Enjoy!

Camellia Bush

Descanso is well-known for their signature pink Camellias, of which there are numerous varieties.

Pink and White Camellia

Of course, I love anything that is pink. This one has a tiny wound on one petal, but its beauty is unspoiled.

Pink Camellia

Pink and White Camellia

You would almost think you are in Hawaii when you see flowers like this!

Prismatic Star

For the Holiday season, Descanso hosts a special evening event called Enchanted Forest of Light, which competes with the numerous Chinese Lantern Festivals going on at the LA Zoo, the LA Arboretum, and elsewhere. This prismatic star is just one of the many added features that help to transform the nighttime garden into fantasy wonderland for this always sold-out event!

Prismatic Shape in Garden

I’m guessing that this prism is illuminated from within once the sun sets.

Red and Peach Roses

While the beds are not necessarily lush at this time of year, the Roses are still in bloom and looking good!

Red and White Rose

Pale Pink Rose

I love how the petals of this delicate pink bloom are almost transparent.

African Daisy

This flower is called an African Daisy.

Yellow Snapdragon

These Yellow Snapdragons have a tiny visitor!

Yellow Chrysanthemums

Yellow Chrysanthemums!

Red Thistle

Red Thistles – gorgeous!

Daffodils

Daffodils!

Pink Berries

I don’t know the proper name of this tropical-looking plant with its tiny pink berries, but I have seen one like it at the NYBG in the Bronx.

Blue Purple Iris

Purple Irises!

Descanso Gardens is Located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011.

Julian Lennon Horizon at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Horizon
Horizon (All Photos By Gail)

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery is currently exhibiting a portfolio of 15 large photographs shot by Julian Lennon during his travels through Kenya and Ethiopia as part of his involvement in the Water and The White Feather Foundation initiative for Africa.

Reverence
Reverence

Top Happy Girl Bottom Wheels of Fortune
Happy Girl (Top), Wheels of Fortune (Bottom)

While I was admiring these, a guy standing behind me asked if I knew where they were taken. “I think they were taken in Africa,” I replied, “No,” he interjected, “They were taken on the Moon.” What an ass.

Haven
Haven

I really like this one.

Secret Way
Secret Way

You can see that Julian has an amazing talent for composition and capturing the human spirit.

Follow
Follow

This exhibit will be up for all of April so make a point to check it out.

Julian Lennon Horizon will be on Exhibit Through May 2nd, 2015 at Emanuel Fremin Gallery, Located at 547 W. 27th Street #510, in the Chelsea Gallery District.

Julian Lennon Horizon Signage

"From Space, It Looks Like Jackson Pollack"

Bahama Sands

Ocean Sands, Bahamas

“From afar, this could look like an abstract painting; however this spectacular satellite image is of the dunes of sand and seaweed, sculpted by the ocean currents. The fluted, underwater dunes are formed in much the same way as sand dunes in deserts.”

See more amazing “art” at Environmental Graffiti’s 30 Most Incredible Abstract Satellite Images of Earth.