New Year's Day 2017, Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

It was a clear, crisp New Year's morning and a beautiful day for a walk around the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden.  

 The trees are still bursting with color.

The trees are still bursting with color.

 Fallen leaves.

Fallen leaves.

 More color

More color

 The roses in the Victorian Rose garden were soaked with rain drops from all the rain we had yesterday.

The roses in the Victorian Rose garden were soaked with rain drops from all the rain we had yesterday.

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 More winter color.

More winter color.

 Rue sprinkled with water droplets glistened in the morning light in the herb garden.

Rue sprinkled with water droplets glistened in the morning light in the herb garden.

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 An enchanted fairy realm full of tiny purple flowers in the herb garden.

An enchanted fairy realm full of tiny purple flowers in the herb garden.

 The Japanese Apricot is already starting to bloom.  Soon it will be full of tiny pink flowers.

The Japanese Apricot is already starting to bloom.  Soon it will be full of tiny pink flowers.

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 The skeletons of the trees after dropping their leaves stand majestically in the morning sun.  The Japanese Maple on the left is so beautiful even without its leaves.

The skeletons of the trees after dropping their leaves stand majestically in the morning sun.  The Japanese Maple on the left is so beautiful even without its leaves.

 Narcissus flowers near the meadow.

Narcissus flowers near the meadow.