Monday, March 29, 2010

Change of Plans

So I had a little change of events on Friday.

I was hoping to post some colorful blooms freshly cut from the local Botanical Garden Center.

Had the whole afternoon planned out.

My mother-in-law was sure to be in for a treat... 

Well.

Friday, apparently, was the one day out of the year that they close... 

Or so I was told by the nice lady who told me to leave.

Unless I was a vendor participating in their Garden Festival over the weekend, I could not enter.

So we had lunch.

A little bummed, yes.

BUT...

The day was far from ruined.



Enter Laguna Gloria Art Museum.


A lovely, restored villa built in 1916.


There is a lovely local Art Gallery inside.

I found out they also have a little bistro that I will have to try on my next venture.

Food, art, and vintage villas...  just a few of my favorite things!

I could stroll for hours in the gardens around the property.


Mayfield Park is also a stone throw away.

I'll have to visit soon.

They have peacocks and gold fish ponds!  

It was a lovely afternoon...

I guess I can even say I'm glad the nice lady at the Botanical Gardens told me to leave.

I'll just go visit that nice lady again real soon.  



Happy Monday!!

P.S.  I also just wanted to thank everyone for all of your sweet comments.  I adore hearing from you and can't tell you how much it makes my day.  


"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."

~ Ambrose Bierce 

4 comments:

Frances said...

Bonnie, I am discovering that one can find beauty no matter where you are. A botanical garden ... an art gallery ... a park ... a local town ... an open field ... anywhere! It just requires having the eyes and the heart to SEE. And you have such eyes and such a heart. I really love coming to your blog and spending a few moments with you; treasuring the photos of the things you have seen. I'm sorry you got turned away from the gardens, but I really love the photos of the sites you saw instead. I wish I had been with you! Hope this is the beginning of a beautiful week for you. We're getting pouring rain here this morning .... AGAIN!!! Ohhh, I wanted to say that I particularly love the last photo of the window!

Your Little Sweet Pea said...

Sounds like an enchanting day!

Burlap Luxe said...

Thank you Bonnie,
I know I should be commenting on this post but first I have to thank you for the cupcake,
I just went over and picked it up, it was the...
"Moist lemon cupcake topped with tangy lemon buttercream. Pucker up, buttercup!"
and I am not sharing :)

Love the gallery of beautiful photo's they are just stunning.
Thanks for send me a cupcake and sharing your beautiful blog.
"Dore"

One 2 Try said...

Lovely! Like the Attack Dog photo too! Thanks for participating in Friday Follow. I am catching up to the links. Rita @ One 2 Try.