Green Heron Huntington Miscellany

Green Heron.   The bird's back is actually quite green, in the right light.  He's hunting small fish in the Huntington's Chinese Garden pond. 
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What a goose.  Canada, eh?  Eating grass in the Japanese Garden.
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Duck!
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 Bamboo.
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Pebble mosaic.  I dream of replacing our deteriorating slate with something like that.  Dream on...
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 Ceiba speciosa pods
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Camellia saluenensis
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Two different Auraucaria.  It is believed that Sauropod dinosaurs evolved their big long necks to eat those big tall Auraucaria trees. 
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Awesome super-dooper huge Tillansias or Bromilliads or something, platinum in color.  Too bad that statue is in the way.
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Light striking a leaf.
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The state of the roses.
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The state of the Ginko.
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Okay, all done with that place for a while.  

Comments

  1. Oh, it is too bad that shot of the silvery Bromeliads was ruined by that statue. You could have had something really stunning with a reflection from the water. They're still impressive. Is that some variety of Colocasia/Esculenta on the left? I love the big wavy leaf. I've been toying with getting a monkey puzzle tree for my front garden bed. It's got the right exotic look but they get enormous.

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    1. I was trying to figure out what that Colocasia-like thing was--it was maybe 30' tall!

      Yes enormous indeed. In the photo that Strelitzia in the foreground is at least 8' tall--compare that to the Auraucarias!

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  2. I take it you don't like the statue, but I think it is nicely framed by those tillansias, bromeliads or somethings.

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    1. It's okay, it just interfered with my view of those somethings.

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  3. "Too bad that statue is in the way"...hallelujah sister!

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    1. We don't like our view of plants interfered with.

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  4. I like the statue on its own, but I know certainly that it is on the wrong place! Fascinating that green heron, we have only many grey ones and when we are lucky we see a white silver heron. The goose photo is marvelous.

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    1. We have the grey ones and white ones as well. They eat gophers here so are helpful--if they do not also eat the Koi.

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    1. That was a very pretty species that is often used in hybridizing. I was not familiar with it.

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  6. Beautiful images, I like the light striking a leaf and the camellia is very pretty...statues should not obscure the view of plants and water reflections.
    xoxoxo ♡

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  7. I have to get back to the Huntington...

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