The diving platform and alcove in the Roman Pool. The staff told me that they ar allowed to use this one after hours, which seems like it must be a real kick.
The temple elements that give the Neptune Pool its name.
The less grand of the two pools at the castle is nevertheless stunning in both size and decoration, with blue tiles and gold highlights predominating.
The wonderful lamps at the lavish Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle.
A single cosmos flower in front to the fields of bachelor’s buttons and calendulas.
Another view of the field of flowers outside Silverton.
Fields of flowers civer the rolling hillside of a flower farm outside of the the town of Silverton, on the way to Stayton-Sublimity, in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
One of the distinctive features of Monteverde (now much imitated) is a bridge over a deep valley which allows visitors to walk by trees at the canopy level, seeing the plants that would normally be far above our heads.