Sorry. No roses this week, again. No botanical photography. No nothing. That massive winter storm, last weekend, left all the gardens here in tatters, and this Saturday’s sky kept getting darker and darker. Rain again, on and off, for a few more days. More snow in the mountains out back. But here is what early March in Los Angeles should look like, what it did look like, a few years ago.
March Openings (32 images): The first Saturday of March in Los Angeles – a bit gloomy – but not in the neighborhood gardens – Saturday, March 4, 2017
Beginning Spring (35 images): Just before the rain rolls in, a West Hollywood garden on the first Saturday in March – Saturday, March 5, 2016
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.