Imbolc and the awakening of the earth, January 28 & 29, 2017, Descanso Gardens & Los Angeles County Arboretum

It's almost February and the time of year when the days are starting to become longer and the earth begins to awaken from its winter slumber.  The gardens are already starting to show signs life and we anticipate the beauty of what is to come.  These are some images from Descanso Gardens and the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, January 28 & 29, 2017.

 Camellia forest, Descanso Gardens

Camellia forest, Descanso Gardens

 Camellia in morning sun,  Descanso Gardens

Camellia in morning sun, Descanso Gardens

 The Enchanted Camellia Forest,  Descanso Gardens

The Enchanted Camellia Forest, Descanso Gardens

 Morning sunburst,  Descanso Gardens

Morning sunburst, Descanso Gardens

 Beautiful Oak,  Descanso Gardens

Beautiful Oak, Descanso Gardens

 Bee on White Chaparral Currant, Descanso Gardens

Bee on White Chaparral Currant, Descanso Gardens

 Hummingbird sage,  Descanso Gardens

Hummingbird sage, Descanso Gardens

 Tree with shadows,  Descanso Gardens

Tree with shadows, Descanso Gardens

 Browning leaves on Japanese Maple,  Descanso Gardens

Browning leaves on Japanese Maple, Descanso Gardens

 Two young squirrels warming themselves in the sun,  Descanso Gardens

Two young squirrels warming themselves in the sun, Descanso Gardens

 Tree branches and sky,  Descanso Gardens

Tree branches and sky, Descanso Gardens

 White camellia,  Descanso Gardens

White camellia, Descanso Gardens

 Magic in the camellia forest,  Descanso Gardens

Magic in the camellia forest, Descanso Gardens

 New buds,  Descanso Gardens

New buds, Descanso Gardens

 Apricot blossoming tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Apricot blossoming tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Blossoming apricot tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Blossoming apricot tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Blossoming apricot tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Blossoming apricot tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Daffodils, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Los Angeles County Arboretum

Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Los Angeles County Arboretum

Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Apricot blossoming tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Apricot blossoming tree, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Magnolia

Magnolia

 Los Angeles County Arboretum

Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Bee on apricot blossom, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Bee on apricot blossom, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Magnolia, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Magnolia, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Apricot blossoms, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Apricot blossoms, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Apricot blossoms, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Apricot blossoms, Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Magnolia

Magnolia

 Los Angeles County Arboretum

Los Angeles County Arboretum

 Magnolia, Los Angeles County Arboretum

Magnolia, Los Angeles County Arboretum