Monday, May 5, 2014

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

 

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After a tasty vegan breakfast at Raven’s Restaurant at the Stanford Inn in Mendocino, we stopped off at Russian Gulch State Park for a short hike to more fantastic coastal scenery.

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Then it was on to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, a dog friendly place full of trails lined with beautiful trees and flowers. And rustic gates.

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Rhododendruns of every color were in bloom, but I can’t remember the names of most of the other flowers so I won’t even try. And it really doesn’t matter. They are just nice to look at.

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One of the trails goes out to the ocean, and along the way we stopped at the Cliff House, a building that offers protection from the ocean breezes along with quite a view.

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It was another good day in Fort Bragg.

18 comments:

  1. Some great ocean views and great flower pics...I recognised some of the names but you are so right,beautiful is all the names needed.

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  2. Great pictures of all the gorgeous flowers! Beautiful coastline too.

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  3. I didn't get to see the botanical gardens but the flowers in Mendocino were breathtaking in the town, itself, and in just about every home. My very favorite little house in the world is in Mendocino. I was surprised to see the house that was used in "Murder She Wrote". Thought it was filmed in New England.

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  4. Nice flowers, but the shots of the coast are fabulous!

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  5. Little Lizzy is wonderful! One would be hard-pressed to choose between the coastline and the flowers to look at all day - both are just beautiful.

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  6. Gorgeous flowers and ocean views!

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  7. Your photos are fantastic! See you tomorrow!

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  8. I think there is an echo here about the fabulous ocean and flower pictures. What a day you had to see all this beauty in one place. Great opening shot. Too cute!

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  9. Those flower photos are gorgeous. I haven't seen a fuchsia in years - but my mom had a bunch in her garden when I was growing up, and I did, too. They are beautiful in hanging pots. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness....I love all those flowers and the photos are so beautiful! I love visiting places like this. Thanks for adding some beauty to my day.

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  11. I love botanical gardens and don't visit enough of them. Great coastal and flower pictures.

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  12. Awesome flowers!! What kind of camera?

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  13. MFH, it is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

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  14. That hike was really lit up with color.

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  15. It definitely was a good day! Beautiful flowers. I love the last photo with the gorgeous coast blooming with spring flowers.

    I see that you are meeting up with Leigh and Brian. I was wondering if you knew them since Leigh just posted about the same garden. Have a fun time together.

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  16. Thanks. My Olympus SP-600uz has has been showing signs of giving up the ghost.

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  17. What perfect timing! Beautiful views everywhere!

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