A Day at Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum entrance
Earlier this week, we spent a day at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed the museum grounds as well as the many indoor exhibits.
Gold Earrings. Bowers Museum exhibit
These gold earrings were part of the Spirits and Headhunters:Art of the Pacific Islands exhibit. Each earring is approximately the size of a hand.
The photo below shows items that were used as currency. They are part of the same exhibit. currency exhibit Bowers Museum. Beeds and shells

Some of the grounds surrounding the Bowers Museum. I’m so glad that the weather was beautiful and we were able to enjoy the outdoors as much as the indoors.

My dear hubby at the end of the day taking a break and checking out the photos he’d taken on his iPhone.

My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is Blooming

My Echeveria ‘Lola’ is blooming. I wrote about it in January see here. I’m happy to say it survived the rains, even though I was concerned because it sat in water, which isn’t good for succulents.  Above is a closeup of the flower. Below you can see how the blossom appears at the end of a long stem. Continue reading

A Remarkable Lantana

This poor Lantana suffered when I missed watering it during a hot spell this fall and never seemed to recover. It looked dead for weeks and I planned to throw it out and use the pot for another plant. I’d stopped watering it and aside from our recent rain it stayed dry.  Yesterday was gorgeous and I spent several hours in the back yard working with my plants.When I got to this one I was very surprised to see new growth.This plant is part of my butterfly garden, which you can read about here. I ‘m not sure of its color, because Lantana comes in a variety of colors. It will be fun to find out. Below you can see the beautiful new green growth. It could easily be replaced, but as I’ve said in the past, my plants are part of the family and I do all I can to keep them healthy and happy.

I am hoping that in a few weeks, I will be posting a photo of a healthy flowering Lantana. Look for it in a future post.