|The tone of this march was very different than the Women's March in January 2017|
|While there was a great deal of energy on the part of those who participated, it was in many ways more somber and emotional, at least in my opinion|
|After all, whatever some talking heads say, the central issue here isn't political but truly a matter of life and death and there has already been much too much of the latter|
The color of the day was orange, selected in 2015 to recognize and honor previous victims of gun violence. As the march and its purpose were still very much on my mind on Sunday when I prepared my arrangements for "In a Vase on Monday," I gravitated to that color in my garden.
|I'm not sure when so much orange crept into my garden but I certainly have no shortage of it|
Refreshed by last week's rain, the heaviest we've had all season (and possibly our last until next winter), my garden is in its early spring glory so of course I also have a second vase.
|Osteospermum hybrid 'Berry White' was the starting point for this arrangement|
|but it meshes well with Ageratum corymbosum, a perennial with "ever-purple" leaves, that just started its annual bloom cycle|
|Top view showing off the Ageratum's dark leaves|
|Clockwise from the upper left, the vase contains: Ageratum corymbosum, Coleonema album, Pyrethropsis hosmariense 'Casablanca' (formerly Rhodanthemum), Osteospermum 'Berry White', and white and blue Freesia|
For more vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
For more on the Los Angeles March for Our Lives click here. For more on the Washington March and other supportive US marches click here. For information on marches outside the US click here. I fully expect that change is going to take time in a country with a gun-culture as entrenched as ours but I think the young people leading the charge have shown themselves up to the task.
|This is just a handful of the signs I photographed during the march|
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