|The Desert Garden at the Huntington, with more than 5000 species of desert flora in 10 acres|
Here are a couple more photos from my trip to the Huntington.
I'm not big on desert flora. Having a slight case of trypanophobia, I try to stay well away from needles and other such spiky, piercing objects. The shapes and colors of these desert plants are certainly interesting, well worth viewing, but it's a tense experience for me. Nevertheless, I'm happy that I overcame the phobia long enough to appreciate a part of the garden that I rarely visit.
And the desert flora is easy to compose into interesting photos.
|More cacti and diverse succulents|
As long as there are nice and wide garden paths, these weird prickly plants make for good viewing, but you will not find me scampering among their piercing presence in a wild terrain any time soon. The lily ponds and camellias were welcome sights afterwards. ;-)
Well, let's check out a few random vids:
"Cactus" by the Pixies
"Cactus Tree" by Joni Mitchell