Protected by Gargoyles

Protected by Gargoyles

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.

Paradise Tranquility

Paradise Tranquility

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.

For Love of California

For Love of California

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.

The Most Dangerous Animal

The Most Dangerous Animal

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.

Bath in Every Room

Bath in Every Room

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.

The time is now. Or is it?