On the sister-adventuring-birthday front, we spent Sunday at a great California institution, the Huntington Library and Gardens (think, railroad baron estate with art museums, botanic gardens, and rare book collection). Before I share the joys of the gardens, allow me to introduce you to some indoor wonders--
And the quintessential couple, Pinkie and Blue Boy by Gainsborough
There was even a sampler--
We stitchers do get everywhere, don't we?
And there was a Ruth photo opp --
And, yes, there was even one by great cousin (or whatever great-second cousin he was) Hiram Powers --
He's called "The Fisher Boy" ca. 1850.
**I should warn you that the rest of this post should only be viewed by people who can take sunshine and flowers in a spirit of happiness rather than as a way for us Californians to lord it over those still encased in snow and ice.**
So here are some Huntington moments for your enjoyment--
It was a stunningly perfect day. The Sister and I agreed that we could certainly make due with meals on this patio --