RalphVelasco

RalphVelasco

Joined on Dec 3, 2011

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  • Submitted a challenge entry This is Maude
    Maude is a duck that eventually became my friend.  She would visit often and I would feed her meal worms and crushed dried corn.

She eventually migrated.  I still have hopes that she'll return.
    Placed 82nd in the challenge. Maude is a duck that eventually became my friend. She would visit often and I would feed her meal worms and crushed dried corn. She eventually migrated. I still have hopes that she'll return.
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Huntington / Dry Rock Japanese Garden
    The dry landscape garden developed in a uniqe way in Japan, combining the basic elements of a Japanese garden - - water, rocks and plants - - in symbolic forms. Inspired by a garden at Daito, Japan, this design uses the flat raked area of gravel to represent the waves in an open body of water. The other two elements, pruned plants and carefully placed rocks, simulate islands, mountains or abstract forms on the distant shore.
    Placed 41st in the challenge. The dry landscape garden developed in a uniqe way in Japan, combining the basic elements of a Japanese garden - - water, rocks and plants - - in symbolic forms. Inspired by a garden at Daito, Japan, this design uses the flat raked area of gravel to represent the waves in an open body of water. The other two elements, pruned plants and carefully placed rocks, simulate islands, mountains or abstract forms on the distant shore.
  • Submitted a challenge entry The Huntington / Japanese Garden
    “The Japanese Garden is arguably the most popular spot at The Huntington,” says James Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. “It is a garden that functions on multiple levels at once. It’s a magical place, intimate and inspiring, yet at the same time it teaches us about Japan’s unique landscape traditions, craftsmanship, horticulture, and rituals.”

After a year-long closure and a $6.8 million renovation, the historic Japanese Garden reopened in April of 2012, marking its centennial as one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington. The nine-acre site, with its picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds, distinctive moon bridge, and historic Japanese House, has attracted more than 20 million visitors since the institution opened to the public in 1928.
    Placed 39th in the challenge. “The Japanese Garden is arguably the most popular spot at The Huntington,” says James Folsom, the Telleen/Jorgensen Director of the Botanical Gardens. “It is a garden that functions on multiple levels at once. It’s a magical place, intimate and inspiring, yet at the same time it teaches us about Japan’s unique landscape traditions, craftsmanship, horticulture, and rituals.” After a year-long closure and a $6.8 million renovation, the historic Japanese Garden reopened in April of 2012, marking its centennial as one of the most beloved and iconic landscapes at The Huntington. The nine-acre site, with its picture-postcard views of koi-filled ponds, distinctive moon bridge, and historic Japanese House, has attracted more than 20 million visitors since the institution opened to the public in 1928.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Frank Gallagher ???
    I saw this interesting character at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California.  I mentioned that he looked very much like William H. Macy, who plays the character of Frank Gallagher on the television series "Shameless".

He joked about heading over to the "Alibi" at the end of the day, which is the bar in the television series.

William, is that you ???
    Placed 60th in the challenge. I saw this interesting character at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California. I mentioned that he looked very much like William H. Macy, who plays the character of Frank Gallagher on the television series "Shameless". He joked about heading over to the "Alibi" at the end of the day, which is the bar in the television series. William, is that you ???
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
    IMG_0324_1920_1280_000: I saw this interesting character at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California. I mentioned that he looked very much like William H. Macy, who plays the character of Frank Gallagher on the television series "Shameless". He joked about heading over to the "Alibi" at the end of the day, which is the bar in the television series.

This guy was a very cool character, whether he was William H. Macy or not.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Yellow Winged Darter
    The yellow-winged darter tends to make quite short flights when settled at a site, and frequently perches quite low down on vegetation.
    Placed 22nd in the challenge. The yellow-winged darter tends to make quite short flights when settled at a site, and frequently perches quite low down on vegetation.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Yellow Stargazer Lily
    Nearly all the white lilies are scented. Most of the other colored varieties are completely devoid of any perfume or scent.

Another interesting fact about lilies is that in Chinese language, it symbolizes 'being forever in love'! It also stands for good luck in the Chinese culture.

It should be noted that lilies can be toxic to cats. Therefore, if you have a pet cat, you should avoid planting lilies in your garden.

Lilies are known to be the May birth flower, and the 30th wedding anniversary flower.

Lastly, the lily flower is the second most favorite flower in the world (first being the rose). Therefore, it is widely used in bouquets, for making centerpieces, as gifts, etc.
    Placed 24th in the challenge. Nearly all the white lilies are scented. Most of the other colored varieties are completely devoid of any perfume or scent. Another interesting fact about lilies is that in Chinese language, it symbolizes 'being forever in love'! It also stands for good luck in the Chinese culture. It should be noted that lilies can be toxic to cats. Therefore, if you have a pet cat, you should avoid planting lilies in your garden. Lilies are known to be the May birth flower, and the 30th wedding anniversary flower. Lastly, the lily flower is the second most favorite flower in the world (first being the rose). Therefore, it is widely used in bouquets, for making centerpieces, as gifts, etc.
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