We took advantage of the long weekend to visit a spot that's been on our list for a long time. We were hoping to make it there while I was on maternity leave but just didn't get to it. We thought the holiday would be a great opportunity because it was supposed to be too cool and overcast for a good day at the beach. I should have checked the forecast again this morning, it ended up being totally clear and sunny, and was about 83 degrees by the time we headed home.
Anyway, we had a great time at the LA Arboretum. I was so looking forward to seeing peacocks and the place did not disappoint. We saw one before we were even inside the park and once inside, you could hardly look in any direction without seeing a peacock. You could hear them all over, too. I don't think I could ever get tired of looking at their beautiful, shimmering blue necks and their gorgeous, sparkling tails. I especially love their black (brown?) and white accent stripes. I have never seen so many peacocks, or seen any so close. As we were walking, I thought that heaven must be full of peacocks...
We especially enjoyed the "Serpent Trail" through the Australian gardens. Alice wanted to stop and look at every mosaic. We decided this one looked like a balloon and with a stick for a string, she was ready to float away.
We came across this peahen, blending into this little garden. I stopped to take a photo and we realized there were nine other peacocks and peahens hiding among the plants with her.
maître d’ that roamed around, looking for handouts.