Men were well-represented but the march had a distinctly female vibe. Knitted pink "pussyhats" were everywhere.
|Wedged in among thousands of marchers, it was difficult to get any good photos but this one may give you some impression of the ubiquitous pink color|
So, Sunday morning when I darted out in the rain to pick materials for "In a Vase on Monday," pink was on my mind and, luckily, still abundant in my garden. I didn't spend much time deliberating on my choices and, as the rain came down more and more heavily as the day proceeded, I made do with what I gathered on my first mad rush around the garden.
|Front: The flowers are packed into a vase rather like my fellow marchers and I packed the streets of Los Angeles|
|Back: But I like to think the varied materials support one another as well as thousands upon thousands of strangers supported one another on the streets of LA|
|Top view (You can find an aerial view of the Los Angeles march crowd here)|
The few extra stems I couldn't cram into my selected vase were popped into a tiny vase.
|Camellia williamsii 'Taylor's Perfection' with another noID Dianthus|
These two vases found places, while the presentable leftovers of last week's vases were consolidated and found a spot too.
|The tiny vase sits near the kitchen sink; the larger vase sits on the dining room table; and the mash-up of last week's vases sits in the front entry|
The rain continued all day. It was more rain than I think we've had on any single day in the 6 years we've owned our current house. The daily total exceeded 4 inches. While I realize that may not seem like a lot to those of you in wetter climates, it is a LOT for us. Probably not a drought-buster, but things are looking up there. Unfortunately, SoCal's honeymoon with rain also appears to be over with the onset of mudslides, fallen trees and flooded freeways.
|View through my kitchen window on Sunday at 4pm|
For more vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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