A Pasadena Latina


Complicated

Complicated

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 […]

LA Heritage 2013

LA Heritage 2013

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 […]

On a Day Like Today

On a Day Like Today

I more deeply appreciate the calm sounds of a gurgling fountain and the crisp colors of spring blooms.

And on the Seventh Day

And on the Seventh Day

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.

Do Not Be Distracted

Do Not Be Distracted

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 […]

There May Come a Day

There May Come a Day

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.

Channel

Channel

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. […]

Marvels, All

Marvels, All

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 […]

What did you see?

What did you see?

James and I had different plans for our garden tours:  he was devoting the entire day and I thought he would poop out after a few and we’d spend three or so hours garden viewing.  We ended up touring gardens for almost six hours; including driving time.   Having worked on our gardens for a […]

Where Have You Been?

Where Have You Been?

 A comment I often hear at the end of winter and the beginning of spring.   I almost never have a succinct answer.   As I wandered through my backyard this morning I was reminded where I’d spent my time.

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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