Friday, April 10, 2015

Los Angeles ~ Signs of Spring

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Spring has sprung here in L.A. ...

The accountant from my old commercial agency sells roses at the farmers' market, in Larchmont Village. If I show up toward the end, and she has extras ...

Touches of pink are everywhere. Even through the glass at the pet store! Love this little chameleon!

Spring is when life's alive in everything.
~Christina Rossetti

Outside work ...

Oh! And I red about Daiso, this dollar-fifty store chain, and decided to scope it out. Turns out that there is one not to far from me, in a little shopping mall in Koreatown.

Almost everything is a buck fifty. I think I only saw a few other items for 3 bucks.

My best find were little stainless steel bento lunch containers, but these mini spice spoons and soft cheese knifes (at least that is what I am using them for!) below, were so cute and prettily packaged! Couldn't resist!

Cheap art supplies? What? Adorable.

I also bought some floral sponges that will be so cute in the kitchen. I am definitely going back! 

My grandma gave me this tray she found at the Assistance league thrift shop. Perfect for my little stones and crystals, and fits nicely in my bedroom window!

Never yet was a springtime, 
when the buds forgot to bloom.
~Margaret Elizabeth Sangester 

Speaking of my grandma, my sister and nephew came into town and we went out to my grandma's, in Whittier, to hang out and have lunch. Don't you love blossoming trees? I mean, who doesn't, but it really might be my favorite sign of spring.

Love this painting my grandma did!

I took the next two shots on another visit. Aren't these delicate, old, coin purses and bags lovely?

This silhouette is of my mom and done by my grandma. It hangs with 3 more silhouettes of my mom's sisters and are on the way up the stairs. They remind me of my childhood when I had to stand as tall as I could to see them, while trying not to fall down the stairs.

That night my sister, Ben and I headed to West Hollywood to Yoshi Sushi and then to see Cinderella at the El Capitan Theater. The next day, we went down to Exposition Park to see the Space Shuttle and then to Little Tokyo. I will save that for another post! It was a very busy 28 hours!

Writing this post, I've been listening to my Elton John mix. Here's one to share ...

Expect to have hope rekindled.
Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
The dry seasons in life do not last.
The spring rains will come again.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach 

Blessings and light!


Candy said...

Happy spring, Lucinda! I see where you get your artistic talent. Your grandma's work is awesome! Lovely photos!

We went for a bike ride today and it was fabulous! Everyone has to love spring!

Loree said...

This was such a happy post. I loved seeing all the pink touches - even on the chameleon.

Linda said...

Dear Lucinda,

Your photos are gorgeous and refreshing! I also love the array of colours of those flip flops!!! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Seems like spring is really coming along down south!
I LOVE Daiso! There's one on the mainland that I go to about twice a year mainly just to look at all the funny translations and weird beauty products! It's got some great paper products too.
I can see where you get your artistic inspiration from.
It must be nice to visit your grandma...mine are all gone now. Lovely the chameleon!

Cristina Deboni said...

Hello Lucinda, your post is full of spring colors and joy, I love roses and photos with roses in hand ... good spring! Hello! Cri:)

jann huizenga said...

Superb shots, Lucinda! Adore those rose shots, and I'd love to have a Daiso near me.

Le monde dÖ said...

Wonderful signs and series!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thank you all!!!! Happy Spring!!!

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