I spent a few hours this Saturday wandering around the botanical garden. It was a perfect autumn day and there were hawks screeching overhead. Lovely. The gardens sit down in a canyon so when you look out from them it feels like you are surrounded by woods which is a great feeling of escape from the city. As I wandered through the sections from China, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Brazil… I realized again how lucky I am to live in this climate where almost anything will grow. Except for the most tropical of the tropicals which I look forward to visiting every time in the garden’s hothouse. I didn’t take a ton of images because I was too busy looking, but here are a few.