Balboa Park Flowers

DaGoddess @ 04:00

I could get lost in this garden for hours.

Gorgeous flowers

Flowers at sundown

Flowers in Balboa Park

I would love to see a maze of gladiolii (I think that’s what they are). I would happily walk the labyrinth for hours of quiet contemplation and gratitude for their magnificent beauty. Not unlike Monet’s parasol’d woman.


  1. Just… beautiful! :may:

    I don’t know why I always must pick a favorite… but these make it difficult! The first one, for some reason, captured me. The white jumps out and captures you, takes you in for a closer look…

    Comment by Pam — 2009/04/29 @ 05:21

  2. {sigh} yes, that’s it. Monet’s parasol.
    Those are gorgeous photo’s. I think they’re foxglove though, aren’t they?
    Foxglove, Hollyhock, Lily of the Valley and Wisteria are my favorites and I imagine you love them as well :biggrin:

    Comment by mannequin — 2009/04/29 @ 05:30

  3. Yes! Monet surely painted those.


    Comment by Cheri @ Blog This Mom! — 2009/04/29 @ 06:55

  4. Foxglove and delphiniums (the blue ones). Not a gladiolus in sight!

    But gorgeous, drool-inducing, fabulous photos!!! You do the artsy work and I’ll linger behind with the botanical wonkyness!

    Comment by g — 2009/04/29 @ 07:39

  5. yup g is right, have a few fox glove in my own garden, though not nearly enough. digitalis is made from fox glove.
    and i love love love glads. been my favorite for years :may:

    Comment by patti — 2009/04/29 @ 09:13

  6. Foxglove and delphinium. Beautiful spot! I like #3.

    Comment by Jan — 2009/04/29 @ 11:53

  7. See? This is why I need y’all. I can’t tell one flower from t’other.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 12:52

  8. The photos are so beautiful I can actually smell the flowers.

    Comment by Renee aka Mekhismom — 2009/04/29 @ 16:25

  9. Oh Renee, you’d have loved it! They were all so wonderful. So fragrant and glorious! It smelled like spring

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 16:27

  10. I spent some time in San Diego in the sixties, thanks to my rich uncle, Samuel. I loved Balboa Park. It was a great place to be when money was short. And at Enlisted pay, money was mostly short.

    Comment by Peter — 2009/04/29 @ 20:05

  11. Wow. I could get lost here too. Very, very NICE!

    Comment by Jason — 2009/04/29 @ 20:06

  12. Peter, mostly short. I had those roommates, I definitely know how it is. And since that’s my life these days as well, it’s a happy way to spend the afternoon.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 22:58

  13. Jason, bring your beautiful family down and we shall visit in this garden.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 22:58

  14. Interesting bit of trivia, foxgloves are (or were, at one time) used as a source of digitalis. It’s also my understanding, although I have no direct knowledge of this, that the native american name for the foxglove translates to, “Heart’s Ease.”

    Comment by Stu — 2009/04/30 @ 06:48

  15. Still like the first one. :nana:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/04/30 @ 06:53

  16. Yes, digitalis is a byproduct of foxglove, but you really REALLY don’t want to test it without a doc. ;)

    Pam, you may continue to enjoy that photo all you’d like

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/30 @ 09:08

  17. Wow. I never considered Balboa Park a place for flower photography. I haven’t been there in quite a while. Your post is very inspirational.

    Comment by Andre — 2009/04/30 @ 09:26

  18. Well, the next time you head down there, let me know and I will meet you. There’s so much that people miss. It’s huge and overwhelming at times, so people don’t know where to look first. I’d be happy to point out some of the more interesting and most overlooked places in the park

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/30 @ 23:42

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