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Well, here it is the First Day of Spring and the beginning of San Diego Women’s Week. There’s a lot going on today!

Iris flowers are named after the ancient Goddess Iris, believed to be the link between heaven and earth.


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Niki de Saint Phalle

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is located in Escondido, San Diego County, CA. It is one of the last works of the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle. Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is open to the public but with limited hours, please check ahead.  

More of Saint Phalle’s gorgeous work can be found at the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park. Niki de Saint Phalle was an international artist, she moved to San Diego in the early 1990s where she lived the rest of her life.




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Flower Tuesday!


Here it is again, time to prune the roses. But they’re so beautiful and still in bloom, maybe next weekend?


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Flamingos in sunlight


From a visit to the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park.


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Musical notes in late winter

There are so many venues for music here in San Diego. One of them is Symphony Hall where you’ll find classical, jazz, movie scores and so many different styles of great music.



sds-cA detail in the “French Rococo” style, as part of the original 1929 Fox Movie Theatre decor.


The Film Series at Copley Symphony Hall includes great movies such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone” with the SD Symphony playing the film score. The San Diego Symphony is one of the finest orchestras in the country, and has a very rich history.

The Reader article below tells about the orchestra’s home in Symphony Towers.



It was 36 years ago today…


It’s been quite awhile since this epic concert at the Civic Theatre. Aaron Copeland was so fun to watch conducting his “El Salon Mexico.” Benny Goodman was awesome in his performance of Mozart’s clarinet concerto. I was happy to donate the design and illustration for the concert poster. Lettercraft printing in Lemon Grove Ca donated the printing costs. The Symphony has always made valiant efforts in fund raising, presenting this concert was certainly one of the finest.

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Dragon’s Lair


This year’s theme for ConDorCon is “Something Wicked,” as San Diego’s longest running fantasy and science-fiction convention it has a lot of great content. ConDor is put together by the California Association for the Advancement of Speculative Media. “Dragon’s Lair” is a set design for the Haunted Trail of Balboa Park.

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A detail of  “The Bat and the Weasels” from a series of Aesop’s Fable’s illustrations, at this year’s ConDor show in San Diego.

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