Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Balboa Park ~ Trip to San Diego

My beautiful trip to Southern California included Balboa Park in San Diego. 
 It is a must see for everyone!

 The architecture is stunning.
It's a peaceful place.
And of course the weather is perfect.
Succulents galore.
Our destination ~ The incredible Botanical Gardens
It is a "must see" and one of the most photographed places in the park.  It was built  for the 1915-16 Exposition along with the adjacent lily pond (too early for the lily pads)  Note to self:  Go back when they are in bloom.  Each lily pad will grow to several feet wide!  It is one of the largest lath structures in the world and made from redwood.  Truly a sight to behold!

Inside shot, looking up.  It's huge, and makes you a little dizzy!

 The real attraction of course is the flowers!

 And they are amazing!

 And beautiful!

They don't even look real, so pretty!

And my beautiful Sweetpea, Elise Nicole!!

I can't wait to go back in May for the arrival of Sweetpea II, hit some more Farmers Markets, more meditating on the beach, and maybe make it back to Balboa Park!!

Namaste ~ LeslieMichele