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.
Long Beach Heritage Architectire Walk with Sherron Leno. This was great…I wish I had taken notes. Examples and discussion of Spanish Colonial, Art Deco, Zigzag Moderne, Neo Classical and more architectural styles. Tidbits of Long Beach history. WPA mural, Psychic Temple of the Holy Kiss. Garden with new and old treasures, Night-blooming Cereus, and a visiting lizard.
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.