The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanical Garden
April 11 2016

Ever since I became obsessed with anti-aging (that would be last year), I’ve been doing the things that they tell you to do to look and feel “young”. Aside from all the creams and health foods, it appears that every research points to exercise being the number one component in staying young and healthy. Since I don’t go to the gym, I’ve been looking for ways to work out without getting bored. So yesterday, I decided to visit the Los Angeles County Arboretum to fulfill the exercise criteria and also to meet the inspirational need.

It was a lovely sunny day, and here are some highlights from the trip. 

Los Angeles County Arboretum - A bird on perched on a tree

Upon arriving, we were greeted by the peacocks. There were a lot of them on the ground, and they weren't shy about approaching you. They were beautiful, but the squawking was loud and disturbing.

Peacock on the grounds Los Angeles County Arboretum

I didn't know that peacocks could fly and perch high up in a tree.

Peacock perched high in a tree

Of course, the flora:

From the rose garden at the LA Arboretum

Plants at the Los Angeles Arboretum

California Poppies Los Angeles Arboretum

Woolly Mammoth at the arboretumtrees with pink flowers at the arboretum

Queen Anne Cottage:

Queen Anne Cottage at the Los Angeles Arboretum

Porch Queen Anne Cottage

It was a beautiful grand acreage: lush and green, and many places to sit and admire the view and also to wander around. After three hours of walking and admiring, I was sufficiently tired and felt that I got my beauty regiment quota for the day. :)

FYI- It is best to come early to get parking, but if the first parking lot is full, there is a second lot right next to it.