Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens

With a streak of sunshine-filled days, I decided to walk my dog at the SB Botanical Gardens. While the wildflowers aren't quite yet in bloom, there were just enough peeks of color in the February foliage. It's always most enjoyable to visit the gardens without the crowds and spend some leisurely hours on an open bench near the trickling creek. But I'm still looking forward to returning when the California poppies are countless.