The Saturday Botanicals

JUST ABOVE SUNSET – as a commentary site – has gone dark, at least for now. For now there’s just occasional photography, and each Saturday that would be botanical photography.

Baked Roses (30 images): The first heat wave of the summer baked all the roses in Beverly Hills. Many of them, in full bloom, are burnt around the edges and looking a bit shabby. But not all of them. People do tend their roses. So does the city. And the heat wave will break, sooner or later. And then the roses will be better than ever. ~ Saturday, June 25, 2022

The Unintentional Garden (30 images): All of this are around the edges of just one parking lot on Sunset Boulevard, behind the absurdly expensive and quite exclusive shops at Sunset Plaza. Casual random plantings of this and that, that no one maintains. This is just another informal and unintentional but quite fine botanical garden. That happens a lot on Los Angeles. ~ Saturday, June 25, 2022

About Alan

The editor is a former systems manager for a large California-based HMO, and a former senior systems manager for Northrop, Hughes-Raytheon, Computer Sciences Corporation, Perot Systems and other such organizations. One position was managing the financial and payroll systems for a large hospital chain. And somewhere in there was a two-year stint in Canada running the systems shop at a General Motors locomotive factory - in London, Ontario. That explains Canadian matters scattered through these pages. Otherwise, think large-scale HR, payroll, financial and manufacturing systems. A résumé is available if you wish. The editor has a graduate degree in Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Duke University where he was a National Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and taught English and music in upstate New York in the seventies, and then in the early eighties moved to California and left teaching. The editor currently resides in Hollywood California, a block north of the Sunset Strip.
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