The Pasadena Digital History Collaboration is a partnership that is focused on discovering and sharing the images that tell a bit more about our history. You wonder what kids were wearing at the schools that no longer exist – the images are part of the collection. Ever wonder where our longstanding appreciation for architecture comes [...]
There is a complexity to my home city that is often lost in description. It is a city with roots that reach back to the Kizh settlement of Yangna, the peaceful and violent interaction with the Spanish who came for Crown and Cross. Even within that group there was the complicated, artificial categorizing that [...]
I grew up hearing that Los Angeles was a city with no there, there. I’ve never believed that statement. I love my home city. True, it is a city that has razed its historical architecture. It is a place for people to come to when they’ve been living a fantasy, are desperate for change [...]
I more deeply appreciate the calm sounds of a gurgling fountain and the crisp colors of spring blooms.
Larry showed me it’s time to rest. Of course, this is what Larry does almost everyday. But I will try to embrace his Teachings today.
I’m not a fan of figs. I’m married to man who is and I love him nonetheless. I love fig trees and fig leaves for their form. Truth is I love the wonderfully complex geography of the fruit. How can so much be going on in something that is eaten and grows on a [...]
when we will move from our home. If we do, I will miss the magic of the Gothic vista that is a part of our dawn and our dusk.
Last Saturday the air was a bit crisp, the skies were clear and dry. Great conditions for garden tours. We’re back at the long, driveway of one of the Altadena gardens. I actually took these pictures in reverse order. This garden was a combo of practicality and whimsy. It never took itself too seriously. [...]
It was very thoughtful of our friend Karen Klein to wear her red top for this picture. Well, I know she didn’t plan to be in the picture, but I couldn’t help but take the shot. She was doing what most of the rest of us would be doing given the glory of the planting [...]