This picture was taken at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, CA. For an amateur gardener like me it's heaven. Although I think I'm being too generous by calling myself any kind of "gardener". It's more like She Who Manages Not to Kill A Few Plants. Crappy gardening skills aside, I love the Arboretum. There are different gardens, each dedicated to a certain family of plants--roses, citrus trees, herbs, and so on. While a trip to see plants may not be a big deal to some, it is for me. See, Geek Boy is not an outdoors type person. He dislikes dirt, bees---nature as a whole, I guess--so much that I call him "Monk". The only reason he agreed to go was that he needed some pictures for a project he was working on. Anyway, even he couldn't deny the coolness of this:
This is the house used on the tv show "Fantasy Island", starring Ricardo Montablan ("KAAAAAAAHN!" Sorry, I had to!) as Mr. Rourke.
And all of Geek Boy's complaining was worth it just to be able to say "De plane, Boss, de plane!"