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Friday, July 9, 2010

An Afternoon at Rancho Los Alamitos

Southern California has several Ranchos, which are historic ranch sites that have been preserved and are now open to the public. We have enjoyed visiting Rancho Los Alamitos several times, and we recently spent another afternoon there. The ranch house is open for tours, but with one and two year-olds, we chose taking a walk through the beautiful gardens.

 The Cactus Garden

 The Bamboo Garden

There was a slight ocean breeze that afternoon and we couldn't believe the loud noise the bamboo makes as they sway in the breeze and hit each other. Don't plant this outside your bedroom window!


Wiley took this picture of us. Not too bad! I didn't realize it at the time, but when I downloaded the pictures, the pictures I took of the flowering garden weren't! Wiley had fun turning the dials on the camera and this Gramma forgot to change them back before taking more pictures. Oh, well, he had lots of fun taking pictures and changing all of the settings.

I will stop with this one!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, what beautiful gardens. I love all the warm climate plants that we don't have here in the Northwest. You're brave to let your little one change the settings. My grandson did something to my camera and I had to take it in to get it back to normal. It's amazing what little hands can do.