A high pressure dome off the coast of California is keeping us sunny and warm in San Francisco. It was raining slightly when I came here to get married two weeks ago.
Today we came to protest 52% of California trying to take that away.
The sound system was a little faint, but we liked what we heard. The speakers emphasized the need for more cooperation and outreach, to avoid blaming other people, and to stay focused and clear-eyed. The winning side's support has fallen several percentage points in the last 8 years. We can win this, and we will.
As this is normally a garden blog, I am pleased to include a few pictures of the victory garden that was planted in the Civic Center last spring. Until today, I had not seen it. The garden was recently planted with winter crops like coles, greens, and peas, garlic and onions.
It was nice to see people enjoying the garden,
But a wood chip mulching is clearly in order.
And why not chip the clippings from the sycamore trees that got pollarded this morning.
We got there early, and the arborists were just finishing up. This picture was taken before the others. Fortunately, we found a spot under some trees that hadn't been pruned, so we had shade.
There were some good signs, most of them hand-made. We talked about making one, but unfortunately we didn't get around to it.
(Okay, I didn't even notice that Churh is missing a c!)
My favorite sign had a famous quote paraphrasing from Mohandas Ghandi, "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." So it goes.
For me, this one sums it up best: