Pre-dawn walk at La Fayette Square. My garden with newly-turned compost pile,. Birds, rabbits, rooster, etc. at LA River. Peacocks at Banning Park HPOZ. Wrigley neighborhood, Long Beach, near Eucalyptus and 21st. PASEOS – network of pedestrian-only alleys – at Carthay Circle.
My Garden with flowering San Pedro Cactus.LA River after the rain.Long Beach neighborhoods. Birding with Sara and Graeme at LA River. Harvard Heights. La Fayette Square.Occidental College. Eagle Rock neighborhoods. Visit with Aunt Marie.
Western Heights. Carroll Avenue. Westside architectural tour with Gayle. Gayle’s garden. Visit with Marie in Eagle Rock, neighborhood walk and drive home on surface streets. Virginia Country Club neighborhood, Long Beach. Vinegar Hill neighborhood and Averill Park, San Pedro. Long Beach neighborhood east of the LA River and south of Wardlow. 34th Street Greenbelt and LA River Trail, with red shouldered hawk, horses and a rooster.
Neighborhood walks featuring mammals along the railroad tracks, refineries with clouds, Dolphin Park with Kori, Maria’s Garden Center. Estampas de la Revolutión Española. Long Beach walks with Larry, Leo and David. Scherer Park and environs, with geese, ducks, turtles and an egret. Gayle’s garden and neighborhood. Architecture, gardens and monuments of Carthay Circle, including apartment where I lived when I first came to California in 1959 and fire-red sun.
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.