The Week in Bloom


Superstition is the consequence of the repeated confluence of seemingly unrelated phenomena, not unlike coincidence, but with a belief system attached. For the superstitious, the minutiae of daily life appears to reflect the orbit of planetary bodies, luck and ill omen seemingly spinning in sync with the vacillating tides. The Romans called this day the Ides of Mars, all the more conspicuous just after a full moon. Over the weekend I saw these newly blooming plants by the shore:


California Lilac (Ceanothus Concha/Yankee Point/Maritimus/Thrysiflorus Repens)


Rugosa Rose (Rosa rugosa)


Roman Calendar