San Marino, California - November 30, 2014: Huntington Gardens in the rain. Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman

Magic: The Huntington Desert Garden

San Marino, California - November 30, 2014: Huntington Gardens in the rain. Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman

San Marino, California – November 30, 2014: Huntington Gardens in the rain. Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman

It’s not very often that I have the privilege of collaborating  with photojournalist and documentary photographer Ilana Panich-Linsman, aka beloved daughter (http://www.ilanapl.com). Ditto working with Elizabeth Barlow-Rogers, founder of the Foundation for Landscape Studies, and editor of the Foundation’s publication, Site/Lines. Betsy asked me to write an essay about the Desert Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens for the twentieth issue of the publication and the tenth anniversary of the Foundation. I was honored to do so. The theme of the issue is the landscape of the West. Here is a link to the issue with many provocative and interesting articles. Mine is on page twelve.

http://www.foundationforlandscapestudies.org/pdf/sitelines_spring15.pdf