Glimpses of S. Pas.


Rainy Season

Rainy Season

In my younger years — before work made all week days equal regardless of compelling weather, before motherhood made lazy days the stuff of dreams — I used to read (and sometimes write) poems when it rained. Sure, a rainy day is also good for playing Wii (or watching Sleeping Beauty) but I still love [...]

Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

I have challenges in my daily quest to bring you interesting glimpses of our fair city. Like here, for example. When I saw this charming pair on a Sunday joyride I just knew I had to grab a shot of them. Look at that scrumptious buggy wagon! But don’t let the quaint image fool you [...]

The Icing on the Cake…

The Icing on the Cake…

This view from Raymond Hill is the gorgeous result of last week’s storms. We don’t normally see snow this close to us. (Want to get even closer? Go over to Altadenahiker and check out her vantage point. And Ben over at the sky is big in pasadena has yet another view. And wouldn’t you know [...]

Calm After the Storm

Calm After the Storm

Clouds parted briefly yesterday around 4:45 … just in time for magic hour. Isn’t it amazing how blue the sky looks after a week of rain? Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Swept Away

Swept Away

“Mommy,” my daughter says, “I really want to go outside.” “We can’t go outside,” I say. “It’s raining.” “You’ve been saying that for a hundred years.” “It hasn’t been a hundred years…” “For my whole life,” she says, “for Daddy’s whole life, too.” “Let’s watch another movie,” I say. “I never want to see another [...]

Stormy

Stormy

Yesterday’s heavy rains pounded Southern California and forced evacuations in some foothill communities below the wildfire-ravaged mountains. The downpour closed a major highway, knocked out power to thousands and even caused lightning strikes on two airliners. But it was nothing compared to the storm going on at last night’s City Council meeting. (You can read [...]

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

It’s hard to tell what’s going on in this photograph of the South Pasadena City Council chambers … but citizens can certainly participate in the operation of our city government when the council meets in open session. I’m glad I raised my voice at the last meeting. I stood alongside former mayors, activists and other [...]

Mountains in the Stream

Mountains in the Stream

You know what it looks like when you dump an overflowing ashtray into the toilet? Multiply that by about a bazillion and you’ll get an idea of what the water looked like coursing down the Arroyo yesterday. No, an oil tanker didn’t somehow overturn in the Hahamongna Watershed. This black water is the result of [...]

Watercolors

Watercolors

A storm blew in yesterday afternoon — the opening act of today’s main attraction storm system. Most of South Pas looked gray except for this lovely tableau on Meridian. The National Weather Service says these storms may be the biggest since 1998′s El Nino floods. Meteorologists predict 8 to 16 inches in our nearby foothills– [...]

Familiar Places

Familiar Places

My family spent yesterday just chilling out: a morning walk around the neighborhood, a lazy afternoon playing at Eddie Park and this sunset view from the benches above the skate park. I had to smile when I heard this song coming from a neighbor’s window… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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