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Zen Monday: #124

Zen Monday: #124

photo by Katie Murphy 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 [...]

Not in the Spirit Yet

Not in the Spirit Yet

I had a migraine yesterday which is unfortunate any day but particularly unfortunate yesterday as I had party invitations as well as errands, a whole long planned-out tightly scheduled day with an itinerary and a list with subcategories, which is probably why I had a migraine in the first place but the doctor thinks it’s [...]

Christmas at Heritage Square

Christmas at Heritage Square

Here’s something Christmasy to do this weekend: The holidays are a good time to visit Heritage Square Museum, a whole neighborhood of preserved buildings straight out of the history of Los Angeles. This time of year they deck the place out to do Charles Dickens proud. This picture was sent to me by Brian Sheridan, [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 8

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 8

This is it! It’s the last week of the PDP/PPM books contest/giveaway. Let’s give a big round of applause to Prospect Park Media and Colleen Dunn Bates for donating the books! For the final contest question, I thought devoted readers of Pasadena Daily Photo should have the extra edge. You can’t Google the answer to [...]

I’m Not Hip

I’m Not Hip

There was a time in my life when I thought it important to be in the know. No more. I’m too busy now to pay much attention to what’s in style, although I admit to enjoying the Sartorialist once in a while. But being hip requires actual study. You’ve got to read the right magazines [...]

Fire Station 31

Fire Station 31

The Altadena Hiker called it an “excellent adventure” and it was. She, Bellis and I had long planned to visit Castle Green on Sunday for the annual Christmas open house. The closest parking lot was full and each of us had walked some distance to get there. But as the line snaked out into the [...]

Hahamongna: the Good News

Hahamongna: the Good News

This past July 7th, 23 local bloggers raised their collective voice to protest the construction of soccer fields in our watershed. Our voices joined the chorus of other citizens and we were heard; instead of two soccer fields, now only one is proposed. Not perfect, but a damned sight better. For our efforts, the Hahamongna [...]

Zen Monday: #123

Zen Monday: #123

photo by John Sandel 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 [...]

WTF

WTF

The Hahamongna basin fills up with rain and silt every year. The Devil’s Gate Dam has a job to do–keep all that stuff from flooding Pasadena, South Pasadena and beyond. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works Water Resources Division Flood Control District (LACDoPWWRDFCD for short) has a job to do, too–keep the dam [...]

Bug and Bokeh

Bug and Bokeh

A photographer who inspires me is Ibarionex Perello. He’s a student of light and color, a fantastic portraitist and an artist to his core. Ibarionex teaches photography at the high-tech high-fab Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He also teaches online via his hugely popular podcasts at The Candid Frame. He travels, lectures, leads [...]

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