We went to one of my favorite places today. I'm glad that it's so close to home. (I wish that I lived within walking distance...but I'm not a bazillionaire)
The Huntington Library is a beautiful place. The art galleries are amazing, but we spend most of our time touring the 120 acres of botanical gardens. I have been there numerous times, and I don't think that I have seen everything.
A few photos from the recently-opened Chinese Garden:
Magnetic sand in the Children's Garden
the Fog Grotto... Children's Garden
A tunnel and a cave made with plants...Children's Garden again:
the rock formation (pic #3), is limestone from Lake Tai in China