Fourth of July fireworks. Chapulines!!! About town (Long Beach) with Chris: Historic architecture, whale mural at the Pacific Ballroom, Long Beach Museum of Art, Steelcraft. Cochineal dye. Visits from Elissa and Xochi, Sara, Cornelius, Amani and Donovan. Garden with blooms: Rebutia, Epiphylum, Night-blooming Cereus, Copiapoa tenuissima Violet, Lobivia, Echinopsis, Mexican Firecracker, Parodia magnifica, Parodia horstii, Prickly Pear; Mother of Thousands with its brood. El Dorado Nature Center.
Garden with flowers and a grasshopper, beautiful Copiapoa tenuissima Violet bloom. Linda Vallejo, Brown Belongings, at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes.
US Mural, WordCamp Orange County, Marciano Arts Foundation with Geri and Chris, Polka Polish Cuisine with Marie, BJ, Sara and Graeme, Lola’s with Leo, David and Megan. Garden with hummingbird, flowers, Jasmine Crashing Wave.
Garden with Jim and Nilgun, Gnome Chomsky, lithos seedling, flowers. Wallet card I sometimes looks at. Family gathering at the Golden Dragon to remember Sammy and eat dim sum. CELEBRATING THE SOUTH BAY – Hand-carved tiles by Sherry Bullard at Kaiser South Bay Medical Center. Machado Lake.
About town. Alta Roma Terrace/High Tower walk with Larry and Robb. Regeneración – Three Generations of Revolutionary Ideology at the Vincent Price Art Museum. This is a great exhibition with interesting text, photos, and art that fleshes out and connects three political movements in LA – in the early 20th century, the 1970s and the 1990s – all using the name Regeneración. Visit with Dan. Garden with blooming Lampranthus and Graptopetalum.