Luther Burbank Home & Garden

It was a perfectly sunny and warm day in Santa Rosa, California.  But sunset was fast approaching as we took a stroll at the Luther Burbank Home & Garden.

Luther Burbank (March 7, 1849 – April 11, 1926) was an American botanist, horticulturist and pioneer in agricultural science.

He is credited with introducing more than 250 new varieties of fruit, including a large number of plum varieties that are widely used in agriculture.

A portion of the property was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

Read more about his life and work via Wikipedia.

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Leucadia

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Snapshot of a street in Leucadia, CA

Leucadia is situated just miles from the Pacific Ocean.  It is a very serene and scenic little beach town.  And next door was Encinitas, where it seem more popular as sidewalks were full of people walking and biking.  There were also many beach cottages dotted along the coast, each filled with lush foliage.  Hopefully I’ll get to come back again and spend more time here.

May 2017