If You Give Your Kid a Camera: Luther Burbank Edition

I lived in Sonoma County for many, many years and yet I never stopped to have a look at the Luther Burbank Home and Gardens until last weekend.  Be ye not so foolish: stop by and check it out if you’re in the area.  To be completely honest though, part of the rationale for the visit was an opportunity to air out the two children after a long car ride on the I-5.

Doesn’t she look fresher already?

And this one is itching to snap some photos, what with an empty memory card AND fresh batteries. Just waiting.  I’ve credited Nibsy’s photos, the rest are mine.

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank

Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)

x Amarcrinum memoriacorsii (Naked Lady)

“If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.”  -Luther Burbank

In the dahlias

“dahlia” by Niamh

“red dahlias” by Niamh

Why walk when you can run?

Hanging out

“The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.” -Luther Burbank

Cosmos

Papaver rhoeas

Nasturtiums

Ready to shoot

“Pink rose” by Niamh

“white rose” by Niamh

“campanula” by Niamh

“rose” by Niamh

“poppies” by Niamh

“campanas” by Niamh

They call them prickly pears for a reason.  Nibsy found this out the hard way.

“petunia” by Niamh

“purple flower” by Niamh

Autumn leaves

“hojas” by Niamh

“Do not feed children on maudlin sentimentalism or dogmatic religion; give them nature”-Luther Burbank

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2 responses to “If You Give Your Kid a Camera: Luther Burbank Edition

  1. Auntie Coco

    Great pictures Niamh keep them coming !!! Your cousin Sarah is taking a photography class in college this semester:}

  2. Thanks Auntie Coco! I’ll let her know you said so. 🙂

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