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Moving On

Moving On

At a memorial service yesterday I saw a lot of people with whom I once worked. It’s appropriate for the photo to be a little fuzzy, as I discovered my memory to be. “Remember the time we all…?” Not really. “You were there when so and so…” Was I? It was nice to see them, [...]

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave

I was at Vroman’s last night, obviously. I might not have gone had my brother not asked me to get a book signed for him. He likes this author, Chris Cleave. I hadn’t heard of Cleave but I like my brother and plan B involved doing nothing, so I went. Chris has two books out [...]

Release

Release

Just a cloud. Just a treetop. Just a gray day. Just some birds. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Inner Light

Inner Light

The Pasadena Presbyterian Church is at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Madison Avenue, a prime Tournament of Roses Parade viewing spot. For the parade, the church had bleachers in its front yard. All along Colorado Blvd. every year, every space that can fit more than two super-deluxe adult derrieres gets bleachers. I took the [...]

Zen Monday: #128

Zen Monday: #128

It’s Zen Monday, the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo’s about. I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I stay out of the comments box until the end of the day to avoid [...]

Sandals of Yucca

Sandals of Yucca

Before 1769, California was populated by native tribes. A huge area, from Riverside County to the coast, including the southern Channel Islands and all of the San Gabriel Valley, was dominated by people we now call the Tongva, also known as the Gabrielino. I’ve been reading up on the Tongva for a series of articles [...]

Fantasy Office

Fantasy Office

When you wander aimlessly, you find the prettiest surprises. One gray day a couple of weeks ago when I was snooping killing time, I found this pergola right smack dab in the front yard of a house near Caltech. I’d like to have a pergola just like it in my back yard, with wisteria trailing [...]

Oak Groves

Oak Groves

This is part of the grove at Oak Grove Park. It’s close to the Jet Propulsion Lab. This part of the park can be found by walking north out of the Oak Grove Park parking lot across from La Canada Flintridge High school. It’s a serene little forest, rare in an urban setting. There’s an [...]

While You Were Out

While You Were Out

My friend’s three-year-old has a home office. And why not? Mommy has one and so does Daddy. Plus, like most three-year-olds, this one is a very busy girl with important work to do. It’s a pretty organized space, considering, although I have a feeling Mommy and Daddy have a hand in that. And of course [...]

Arroyo Gotham

Arroyo Gotham

I ran an errand in downtown Pasadena yesterday morning and parked in a lot I hadn’t used before. As it was new to me, and because I need new pictures of Pasadena every day, I looked around for shots. I do it obsessively: Would that make a good photo? How would I shoot it? What [...]

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