Friday, April 14, 2017
The Gardens at the Huntington
I spent my last full day in California with my two friends going through the gardens at the Huntington. Funny how so many years can dissolve and friendships pick up where they left off. It was wonderful to renew our connections, to share our interests, to realize that what sparked our friendship so long ago was as valid today.
We strolled, chatted and enjoyed the beauty around us (here in the Japanese garden) and ate lunch together - even ordering the same meals.
Here is a taste of what we saw.
I think this is a cormorant. He stood watching.
Then he started to shake its gullet - I saw a programme about herons who do that in hot climates to cool down. Perhaps this bird was doing the same thing.
We wandered through the rose garden.
Beauty comes in many colours.
Along with promises for the future.
Friendship renewed. The bonds of friendship are a mystery - those connections that were strong can last. And now we have to find ways to nurture them into the future despite our distant homes.