These rainbows of stones and succulents were adorable!
The gardens were a great place to take some pictures as well as relax, and we really enjoyed our time there. It was amazing to see summer in full swing, while we were barely out of winter, back home in Wyoming!
A favorite recurring sight in Orange County were the Norfolk Island Pines. Coastal flora is always fascinating to me, having grown up land-locked in the middle of the US, and these spectacular tropical Christmas trees look like a cross between a palm and a pine!
We also swung by the whimsical B.Candy shop in Orange County, the storefront of which is decorated with giant waffle cones, whirly pops, cupcakes, and the cutest little elf-like mushroom. Happiness incarnate, this place was too sweet to handle.
We had a lovely time in Los Angeles, with a great mix of spending time with family, reminiscing about our loved one, experiencing nature in full bloom, listening to the waves lap and crash, and seeing some quirky and fun sights around the suburbs. It's always a busy but rewarding affair, visiting Lotus Land.