Yesterday I strolled through Balboa Park’s Botanical Building. No matter where I aimed my camera, beauty waited.
If you’d like to see something beautiful, take a look at these photographs. I was fortunate to capture some magic this afternoon inside the Casa del Prado. That’s where the San Diego County Dahlia Society was having a flower show.
Do you love beautiful things? Visit my magical photography blog which I’ve titled A Small World Full of Beauty.
I had to revisit one of my favorite corners of Balboa Park. I aimed my feet toward Inspiration Point, then walked slowly into the quiet paradise behind the park’s handsome Administration Building.
So tranquil. So beautiful. I should have brought a book. I did sit down on a bench for a while, and felt the sun on my face. It’s a corner of heaven in Balboa Park that very few visit.
I have the day off from work today. So I took a long walk through Balboa Park.
Summer is a special time in the park. So many happy people and lively, sunlit scenes; so much beauty and unexpected wonder. I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
These bright summer days shimmer with magic.
Another wonderful day in Balboa Park. I took lots of photos.
As I walked past the Spreckels Organ Pavilion, I paused for a bit to talk to the creator of a small 20 pipe street organ named Misty. The gentleman, dressed in steampunk gear, was pleased to demonstrate his musical instrument. He made it from a kit. Now he’s inventing another organ of his own design. Using air compressed by a bellows, the music is generated from a perforated paper roll that is turned by hand.
Nearby, a talented artist was painting the musician’s portrait, daubing her canvas with bright color. I felt as if I were walking through a childhood dream, filled with surprising, fanciful sights and sounds.
New wonders await around every corner in Balboa Park!
Jim Coffee is the musician–he left a comment! And he actually built the organ from scratch! My misunderstanding!
The Japanese cherry trees in Balboa Park are beginning to really blossom!
This morning I walked through the canyon at the Japanese Friendship Garden and took in the indescribable, almost heavenly beauty. Then I sat down near the Inamori Pavilion, in the perfect mood to reflect and write.
What did I write?
A philosophical short story titled The Child and the Koi.
Today I visited a very special place. I took a slow stroll through the amazingly beautiful Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden in Balboa Park. It also happens to be Easter Sunday. Many people were enjoying the vibrant colors. The rose garden is in gorgeous, full spring bloom.
The Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden is truly world-class. It has won so many prestigious awards, signs and plaques appear all over the garden singing its praises. Just walking about randomly, I noticed this garden has been inducted into the Great Rosarians of the World’s Rose Garden Hall of Fame, has earned the Public Rose Garden Award from All-America Rose Selections, has gained an Award of Garden Excellence from the World Federation of Rose Societies, and goodness knows what else!
And here I am, someone who knows next to nothing about roses. I suppose I should have recorded the many varieties that I photographed–but it was too warm and perfect outside, and I simply didn’t feel that motivated. The beauty was enough.
And believe me, there was an abundance of beauty!
Do you love beautiful things? Visit my photography blog which I call A Small World Full of Beauty.