Adamson House gardens - Malibu, California.
On a recent City of Angels sojourn, I encountered the extravagant, dangling blooms of a mature, pink snowball tree.
Colorful tiles from the Malibu Potteries
adorn historic Adamson House and an expansive landscape 0f venerable trees.
A post in two parts:
On this trip I revisited the gardens of the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu.
They'll soon be featured here.
A serendipitous meeting - one that would not have taken place one minute later or earlier,
resulted in an opportunity to tour the gardens of the Adamson House:
a lovely property overlooking the Pacific Ocean that had somehow escaped my travel writer's radar.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,
and a showcase for colorful tilework, Adamson House is adjacent to the Malibu Lagoon Museum,
situated in the house's attached 5-car garage.
Although part of the California State Parks,
the Adamson House and surrounding gardens receive loving support from the
Friends of the Historic Adamson House & Malibu Lagoon Museum.
Link to the Adamson House on Bay Area Tendrils Garden Travel Buzz
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More to follow!
An old color chart for drawing inks ... one of my favorite things.
I pooh-poohed the West Coast for decades, taking my very first flight east to Boston at age 18.
My plan included a visit to Cape Cod, but it was April - the off-season,
a time of year when driving was the only option. Instead, I took a train to Cape Ann on the North Shore,
where I returned a couple months later to live and work.
On my next flight, I traveled north to Montreal, followed by an, 'if it's Tuesday this must be Belgium' trip to Europe.
Never would I have imagined living in Northern California, or looking forward to sojourns
to sun-drenched Los Angeles, the City of Angels.
And that brings up the subject of color.
When I lived in Chicago I preferred black clothing, and earth tones for decor.
Since identifying a visceral need for blue skies and warmer temperatures,
...hence the move West, I've embraced vivid hues.
Be it personal adornment, garden ornament, or a planting scheme that juxtaposes brilliantly saturated 'hot' tones,
I now find bold colors uplifting.
Your comments on color are invited!