Long Beach Zine Fest with Leo, David and Johnnie B. Baker. Garden with new plantings and acquisitions, ladybug and ants on epiphyllum. Rare daytime visit by a raccoon family. WordCamp LA 2018, with wonderful slides by 12 year old programmer Jansen Henschel, whoo spoke on “How To Give a WordPress Presentation.” Luckman Gallery (RECELEBRATION: Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection). Sammy and Marie, with Marie’s cool paper/plastic cup construction.
Garden with new acquisitions, flowers, grafts, sprouting cactus seeds, squirrels, Leo and a lizard. MOLAA: Judith Hernández – A Dream Is the Shadow of Something Real; INK – Stories on Skin. David’s birthday at Code & Coffee meetup. Visit to M. B. Landscaping & Nursery – after driving by a million times. Clifford and Alexander. Moon and Venus.
Garden with cactus flowers and grafts, squirrels, birds. LA County Arboretum with Larry. Gary Duke’s cactus garden. Langer’s with Christy..
The Jackfruit Experience w/Megan. Group sing-along at Sammy and Marie’s. Mayflower Seafood Restaurant w/BJ, Sara, Elissa and Manny Pacquiao. Garden highlights, including newly identified Kalanchoe rotundifolia. Neighbor Paul’s succulents. Running down camera battery in my office. Linda’s studio with preserved graffiti panel and neighboring succulent gardens; Hanging Gardens of La Cienega Blvd.
Around Town with Elissa and Xochi. Downtown with Sara: Edison Building, Central Library exhibits (Oaxacalifornia. Aftermath – War Is Only Half the Story, and WE WON’T GO – The LA Resistance, Vietnam and the Draft, including letter from LA High classmate Arthur Zack, “Statement of Refusal of Induction, 1968”). bLAckwelder living wall on La Cienega Blvd. Orange County Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale. Garden party with family and friends. Little Ethiopia with Sara and Geri. Three LACMA exhibits: In the Fields of Empty Days – The Intersection of Past and Present in Iranian Art; Mimbres Ceramics; Shawn, Mooney, and the Apotheosis of American Labor. Garden scenes.