Romance was literally in the air when I recently captured this sunset image. Can’t you see it there, dusting the sky and mountains with a sentimental shade of pink? It begs for a proper love poem: i love you much(most beautiful darling) more than anyone on the earth and ilike you better than everything in [...]
August 2, 2009 | Posted in Glimpses of S. Pas.
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On a recent walk through Garfield Park, I practically tripped over two little girls scampering out from under the branches of one of the many hibiscus bushes. “Did you know that fairies live inside these flowers?” One of the girls said. The other giggled. “Well, I have heard the rumor” I said. “But I’ve never [...]
August 1, 2009 | Posted in Glimpses of S. Pas.
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Ironically, I had just dropped my cell phone when I looked down and noticed this relic from our country’s wired past. You can find early to mid 20th Century Bell System manhole covers like this almost everywhere in the United States — but isn’t it beautiful? Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena
The late afternoon always creates a lot of drama across the front of Grace Brethren Church on Fremont Avenue. The lower the sun sets … the bigger the palm tree shadow grows until it dwarfs those beautiful stained glass windows. I wonder what the sanctuary looks like inside with that dark giant crossing the panes, [...]
This prime example of San Gabriel Valley topiary always catches my eye. I can’t quite figure out what is happening with that front downward sloping hedge. Do you think the curving shapes here were intentional, or did a gardener simply slip with the electric trimmers one day and decide to make it an installation? Go [...]
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South Pasadena’s many heritage trees are almost as famous as the Craftsman houses. While Southern California is noted for its palm trees — and South Pas is home to quite a few of them — many other gorgeous specimens tangle up our local landscape. Streets are lined with towering camphors, oaks, sycamores, maples and pines. [...]
Produce, flowers and prepared food aren’t the only goodies you’ll find at the weekly South Pas Farmers Market. Last week I found this amazing kid, playing this song with the smooth expertise of a 1920s speakeasy honkytonker. Go to Glimpses of South Pasadena
I grabbed this shot while walking down El Centro yesterday. (See tiny me reflected up there at the bottom of the round mirror?) When I saw the image, I realized it had a few qualities I really like. It’s happy, it’s silly, it’s weird, it’s imperfect, it’s off-kilter, it’s unsettling, it’s casual, it’s unpretentious and [...]
Many houses in Monterey Hills have mailboxes just like this one. It’s as if the entire development got a deal back in the late 60s on these old-fashioned metal homages to the Pony Express– an odd choice, considering the prevailing mid-century modern architecture of the area. I just love them. They’re charming, kind of corny [...]