My favorite garden and museum in Los Angeles is The Huntington in San Marino. As part of my school's alumni weekend, several of us took a bus today to specifically see the Peter and Helen Bing Children's Garden and the relatively new Chinese Garden. One week ago today the Garden Director (we got a private tour) said it was 114, so it was far better in the rain today although the colors didn't pop as much.
Here are three photos I'm sending on the fly:
Though my trip today was technically for my work, it definitely felt like a vacation. We also had high tea in the Tea Room, which is every bit as good as the Empress Hotel in Victoria. What a nice way to spend a rainy day.