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The Pánfilo Tales – A Singular Tail

The Pánfilo Tales – A Singular Tail

There are many surprising things about living with Pánfilo.  James often shares how surprised he is that he has come to love a little dog.  He, and I, are happier and healthier for having to take Pánfilo out on walks.  Sometimes they are meanderings in our backyard and sometimes out in the neighborhood.  In either [...]

An Open Door Day

An Open Door Day

I have mostly enjoyed our past weeks of winter cold.  Kind of exciting for someone who has lived all of her life in the greater LA area to walk on frost on our garden walkways.  I find the crunching my feet makes when I walk on it both magical and musical.  I feel a bit [...]

Goings and Comings

Goings and Comings

Went to Theodore Payne last week to pick up a couple of Dendromecon harfordii (Island Bush Poppy).    Knew what I wanted so the time there was short then I was back on the road home. Beautiful day, clean crisp air, clear skies – bit of a breeze.  Nice ride. Was singing in the car when [...]

The Pánfilo Tales – Dogbed

The Pánfilo Tales – Dogbed

There are days when it is hard to be a cat.  When you try to wake up the female human at 4:20 and she don’t get out of bed until 6:00; well that is exhausting.  Larry knows this to be true – his conclusion based on his experience this morning. Another fact. When you are [...]

Another Winter Tale

Another Winter Tale

My three Magi.

Color and twinkle to be boxed away

Color and twinkle to be boxed away

I love to decorate the house for the holidays.  I enjoy so many holidays I tend to think of them as being End of Year holidays.  The dark, the light, the twinkle factor. It’s a chance to incorporate scenes of weather I love, but don’t want to live in on a daily basis.   Snow [...]

Rose Hills Buddhist Columbarium

Rose Hills Buddhist Columbarium

The pictures taken at Rose Hills were mostly from the area around the Buddhist Columbarium.   I grew up in a cemetery rich environment.  There were Jewish, Roman Catholic, Chinese, and Serbian cemeteries an easy walk from my house.  So it was an natural thing to go to the top of the hill and check [...]

Rose Hills, Buddha

Rose Hills, Buddha

I wrote yesterday about our visit to Rose Hills.  It was a great day for photos.  The air was crisp and the light was grand for shadows and such. I used the iPad while we were there; it has the ability of focusing on different items.  You touch the pad and that point becomes your [...]

The View from Rose Hills

The View from Rose Hills

James is the photographer in our family.  Yes, I am proud of the pix I take, but it is by grace of God and  my capacity of my able phone or camera when my pictures turn out decently.  James actually focuses and adjusts his camera lens.   Luck is involved there, too, but it is [...]

Now in a Hardware Store As Well as a Stationer’s Storenear you, if you live in Altadena

Now in a Hardware Store As Well as a Stationer’s Storenear you, if you live in Altadena

Altadena Hardware was honored as Business of the Year, by the Altadena Chamber of Commerce. Quoting Altadena Patch – “Altadena Hardware and the Orlandinis (who are the owners) also give back to the community in many ways.  They have helped the Pasadena Waldorf School Elves’ Faire, the local Church World Service CROP Hunger Walk, the [...]

Gooden Open House Saturday, January 11

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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