Hairy Leaves and More at The Huntington

Surely we had more scenic photos from our recent trip to The Huntington, but this hairy leaf sums it up best: what the heck is that and how did it end up in Pasadena?

For this mystery and more you can thank Henry E. Huntington, the turn-of-the-century railroad and real estate tycoon who amassed the most amazing collection of art, rare books, sculpture, and gardens, and made them all available for public viewing at a massive estate now home to The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

In addition to hairy leaves, you can also see a Gutenberg Bible, original Shakespeare manuscripts,  famous artwork including Edward Hopper’s The Long Leg, and acres and acres of well-kept botanical gardens of every variety.