Glimpses of S. Pas.


Poesy

Poesy

The late afternoon light that falls on the earth this time of year makes ordinary things appear magical. When I saw this glowing palm frond, I grabbed my camera. I kept thinking, there should be a poem to accompany this… it really needs a poem… But the more I looked at it the more I [...]

Smoke World

Smoke World

The good news? Finally, a number other than 5%. As I write this shortly after midnight, authorities claim the Station Fire is 22% contained. Sure, that could change on a dime, and a 120,000+ acre wildfire that is 78% uncontained is still terrifying, but we’ll all take what we can get. The bad news? Smoke. [...]

Big

Big

It’s the first of the month, and that means Theme Day for participating City Daily Photo bloggers. I missed the last one, but when I checked yesterday found out this month’s theme, I knew I had to participate. This month’s theme is Big. Well, I certainly have a picture for that. (In fact, I have [...]

Smoldering Sunset

Smoldering Sunset

The Station Fire rages on, but it appears to be moving more toward Acton and Sunland. (And right toward the telecommunications towers and historic observatory on Mount Wilson.) While I am glad not to see as many mountainside bonfires from South Pasadena’s vantage point, I know the 42,000+ acre inferno is very much out of [...]

20,000 Acres Up in Smoke

20,000 Acres Up in Smoke

It’s almost 1:30AM as I write this. I shot this image standing on Grand yesterday evening — or maybe it was Arroyo Drive. I’m addle-brained from a day of watching the Station Fire triple in size and leap across my beloved San Gabriel mountains like some kind of demon lightening bug doped up on speed [...]

Too Close for Comfort

Too Close for Comfort

The rest of the world loves to say that Californians don’t know anything about weather. Sure, we have a lot of days that are mild and sunny. And I’ll grant you that we don’t know much about blizzards. We enjoy an inordinate amount of beautiful days, but like most pretty creatures, California is temperamental. And [...]

Devoted

Devoted

It takes a lot of commitment to stand in front of Rite Aid with a donation bucket in 100 degrees… Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Smoke from the fires in nearby Angeles National Forest mixed with hot, August winds to create a toxic haze all over the San Gabriel Valley. Lucky for my family, we could hole up indoors. Which makes me appreciate workers like this even more. (Though I don’t think he appreciated me snapping this picture!) Go to [...]

Living Space

Living Space

Sometimes I stumble across something that is quintessentially California. Sure, people abandon furniture on streets all over the world. But here — artfully placed right next to a palm under a blast of almost supernaturally bright sunlight, — the sofa looks whimsical and cool. Hopeful, even. In fact, with the mild summer weather of late, [...]

Change of Scenery

Change of Scenery

I couldn’t resist posting a shot of another crape myrtle tree in full bloom. Here, the bright flowers blast away everything noir about the South Pasadena library and turn the place into a technicolor extravaganza. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena

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Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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Camelot and Vine

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