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Blackberries

Blackberries

A friend posted on Facebook about picking apricots with his dad. It reminded me of the hot summer days of my Illinois childhood, when blackberries were in season. My dad would give us each a bucket or basket and load us into the station wagon, and we’d head along the country roads outside of town. [...]

La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita

La Bodeguita restaurant and mini-market squats at the corner of Summit Avenue and Hammond Street. I was in a bit of a hurry when I drove by the other day, but this photo was not to be resisted. I didn’t take the time to go inside. I found this post about la Bodeguita on Chowhound [...]

Camelot & Grind

Camelot & Grind

Who remembers the Coffee Shop Quest? Anybody? Awhile back I was on a quest to find my ideal coffee shop. I wanted a place where the music was either non-existent or very much in the background, where the chairs were comfy and the tables were the right height for typing on a laptop, where nobody [...]

Slacker

Slacker

I took a brain vacation yesterday. I couldn’t make the thing work anyway, so I didn’t have much choice. Usually I work at my desk. I write stuff, move paper around, organize things and generally make myself look important to myself. But yesterday I could not figure out which paper went into which pile. Coffee [...]

Guest Author: Cherie Twohy and the I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

Guest Author: Cherie Twohy and the I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

The many talented authors in the Pasadena area have unlimited things to write about. Today we welcome Cherie Mercer Twohy, creator of three cookbooks (so far) based solely on the products at Trader Joe’s, a homegrown grocery chain. I’m delighted to be part of Petrea’s local authors’ series—thanks for inviting me! My path to writing [...]

Villa Parke Community Center

Villa Parke Community Center

The Villa Parke Community Center is close to my house, but I had never been inside the courtyard until I found out there was a library there and they had a book I wanted. If you haven’t been to Villa Parke you’re missing this extravagant and surprising fountain created by artist Dora De Larios. I [...]

Zen Monday: #150

Zen Monday: #150

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. Although this one isn’t particularly complicated. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Happy Birthday, Pasadena

Happy Birthday, Pasadena

I wasn’t the only one photographing the birthday balloons. I couldn’t resist. Yesterday, on the grounds of the Pasadena Museum of History and the adjacent Avery Dennison Corporation, Pasadena held a 125th birthday party for itself. There were antique cars, wonderful bands, high-powered super-drummers, food stands, historic photographs, hat making, a children’s area, representatives from [...]

Not So Hot

Not So Hot

Is the sun ever going to come back or not? I took this photo at least a year ago and it seems like it’s been that long since the sun has shone on/shown itself in Pasadena. I admit I’m impatient, but one doesn’t move to southern California from northern Illinois for the cool, cloudy weather. [...]

Seed Bombs

Seed Bombs

I love new. It’s good for the brain to introduce it to new. This was new to me. Even though the concept of seed bombing came in with the concept of guerilla gardening in the 1970′s, it held but a vague spot in my memory until I encountered this seed bomb gumball machine outside the [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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