March(ing) on…

I took a set of photos thinking I would weave them into a bigger idea for a blog post but since time has lost meaning this past week I just decided to do a quick post with them now.
Yellow is happening everywhere. It’s primary, it’s happy, it’s in full bloom at the local arboretum. For my birthday last week, we renewed our membership to the South Coast Botanical Gardens nearby. And we went for a late afternoon visit there before a dinner and musical event up in Hollywood that just happened to fall on my birthday- (Phil’s favorite drummer, Steve Gadd) and it did not disappoint!
These were not all the yellows in bloom but there was more yellow than anything by a longshot…

I’m onto something else at the moment both in the studio and a future online offering and when I need a break, I go out and count yellow clouded sulphur caterpillars in the sun.
Plus, it’s time to start the March moons… the moon is a timekeeper for sure.
And a little one minute vid of the band at the Catalina Bar and Grill, speaking of keeping time…

this is the backup band for so many famous acts…it was a great time and the audience was so appreciative!
-vax cards checked at the door too! first time going out to something like this…

and…this photo which i snapped at Phil’s Sunday gig when it was all over…seems the moon follows me everywhere…

17 thoughts on “March(ing) on…

    1. Margaret

      Oops, looks like most of my comment went missing. “Good morning from sunny Queensland, your mystery plant looks like a wattle, one of the Acacias that are native to Australia. A lot of our natives do well in California ” …….plants and people🤣

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      1. shiborigirl Post author

        i wondered… that makes sense-it being a wattle. I never knew there were so many different kinds. i really love that mystery one. we share the need to plant drought resistant gardens! more and more everyday…

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  1. shiborigirl Post author

    Margaret- yes, they do. the cassias i have are native to Australia but the cloudless (not clouded as I wrote above in the description) butterflies consider them a host plant here and are quite widespread in the US. (i always forget the difference between clouded and cloudless.) When I put in this drought garden out front, about ten years ago now, there wasn’t a big push for CA natives and the nurseries were not selling them like they are now. but the upside is that i rarely water out there now that everything is established and when i do i use up my 2 50 gallon rain barrel water first. The SBBG doesn’t feature Ca natives much.

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  2. janplascanol

    Lovely to see all the yellow blossoms and the daffodils on St David’s Day (Dydd Dewi Sant) here in Wales. The coreopsis-like things look like marigolds, I think (calendula). We have to wait a few months for those!

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        1. shiborigirl Post author

          Uh yeah. Haven’t you seen the old photo of GGCarter fresh off the boat from Wales in the late 1800’s? I’ll have to send it to you!

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  3. Leslie

    From the comments to this post I figured you are in California. I live on the south coast of NSW Australia. The Acacia (centre top photo) looks to me like Sydney Golden Wattle that flowers winter to spring here. Here is a link for you https://resources.austplants.com.au/plant/acacia-longifolia-subsp-sophorae/ to compare
    The pfaf.org website says “A yellow dye is obtained from the flowers[168]. A green dye is obtained from the seed pods[168].” Perhaps you could persuade the botanic gardens to run a shibori class using it?

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      thanks Leslie! I have been thinking about talking to them about natural dye workshops. I have a wattle of a different kind in my yard as well as the feathery cassia i’v posted about before. the pods of the cassia give me a beautiful gold. have not tired the wattle pods yet…

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  4. Liz A

    I’m a day late to say … yesterday was marching band day … March fourth/forth

    and yes, we are all going forth into the world … I’ll keep my mask with me, thank you very much

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    1. shiborigirl Post author

      I didn’t know that-even with both boys and phil having been involved in marching bands!
      Some days going forth is just enough. I haven’t talked about masks here but yes. No reason not to have one with from now on. Having spent time in Japan where many wear one it just seems common sense. About a year prior to Covid I went to the Dr for something and I had a bit of a cold and cough. I wore a mask in order to keep my germs to myself. The staff at the Dr’s questioned me and when I told them why the nurse and dr appeared with their own masks. Personally, I’m glad it has become more common and acceptable-for everyone’s sake.
      May we go forth in health and peace.

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  5. mritan55

    Hi Glennis. I tried to enter a new method of payment twice and it isn’t working. Let me know if you received the last one. (My primary credit card was hacked, so I had to switch to a new one.)

    Thanks, Michele Ritan

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