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Merry Still

Merry Still

Heap on the wood!The wind is chill;But let it whistle as it will,We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.–Sir Walter Scott Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Traditions

Traditions

The luminarias — also known as farolitos — lining Milan and adjoining streets illuminate the sidewalks with a warm, old-fashioned glow. Who would have ever thought brown paper bags and votive candles could be so festive? These low-tech versions of Christmas lights originated in Mexico and eventually spread to New Mexico and the western United [...]

Sunbathing Snowman

Sunbathing Snowman

Reminds me of lines from Mele Kalikimaka: Here we know that Christmas will be green and brightThe sun to shine by day and all the stars at night… (Note at 10:23 AM: Oops! In my pre-Christmas delirium, I scheduled this post for the wrong date — that’s why it didn’t come up at midnight last [...]

Tidings of Great Joy

Tidings of Great Joy

Then wherefore in these merry daysShould we, I pray, be duller?No, let us sing some roundelaysTo make our mirth the fuller.And whilst we thus inspired sing,Let all the streets with echoes ring;Woods, and hills, and everythingBear witness we are merry. – George Wither Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

The Dinosaur Farm

The Dinosaur Farm

If Santa needs a little help this Christmas, I have no doubt he’ll turn to The Dinosaur Farm. Dubbed by its owners as “not your ordinary toy store,” this specialty shop has been a local favorite for the last 15 years. Pasadena Weekly voted it Best Toy Store for the third year in a row. [...]

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

These guys have obviously finished their Christmas shopping… Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

I know. This image is way too similar to another one I posted last week. I just can’t help it. Whenever I see those snow-kissed mountains I just want to jump up and down, squeal, break out the egg nog and start belting It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Southern California offers such [...]

Two eyes made out of coal…

Two eyes made out of coal…

Frosty Noir? The Blair Witch Holiday Project? Call it what you like, this might be my favorite of all the decorations around town. Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style (#4)

Fall Foliage, South Pas Style (#4)

Winter officially starts in 5 days. (Not that Southern California ever pays attention to the rules.) Read the Full Story at Glimpses of South Pasadena

A Light Extinguished

A Light Extinguished

When I drove down Fremont yesterday morning, I saw the satellite news vans parked in front of South Pasadena High School. Sure, they might have been there because a science whiz figured out unified field theory or a student fan fiction blogger got a three book deal. But, more likely, when news vans are in [...]

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