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Monday, 30 March 2009 – A day at the Huntington Botanical Gardens

Today’s visit (S1399) had been on both Cliff’s and Alain’s wish list and although we had returned our rental car, Eunice kindly offered to pick us up and drive us there.

For me this was my fourth visit, so while the novelty factor was missing, knowing my way around by now, I was able to enjoy four hours of photography on my favourite subjects. I probably spent longest at the corner where the Creeping Devils (Stenocereus eruca) were densely planted. This had been my favourite spot last year, after seeing the plants in habitat in Baja. It seemed that this little corner had grown since then. Are they really creeping to extend their territory?

After a nice meal out and our last Margarita’s (probably the best of the whole trip), it was time for an early-ish night as Alain had to be at LAX at 9 a.m. for his 11 o’clock flight back to Brussels.

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