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Zen Monday: #130

Zen Monday: #130

Students of Zen learn through experience. Please experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you have learned. (Your first Zen Monday? Just have fun.) Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

The Darling Buds of January

The Darling Buds of January

With apologies to William Shakespeare: Shall I compare this to a summer’s day?It is more comfy and more temperate:Hot sun doth bake the darling buds of May,And summer’s heat hath all too long a date;Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,And often is his gold complexion dimmed;And every day the heat doth make us [...]

The Backsides

The Backsides

I like the backsides of places no one expects you to look where the old curtains are hung, if anywhere they paint one less layer because it’s cheaperwhere ducts spit hot dust onto dead grasswhere rusty, unwanted things wait by the trash because that’s what’s really happening. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Que?

Que?

It’s been a couple of years since I took this photo of the Curtin House on the grounds of the Pasadena Museum of History. The Curtin House was designed in 1915 by Sylvanus Marston, one of those early architects Pasadena is grateful for. Today’s a good day to post this because I want to wet [...]

Four Stars, To Be Exact

Four Stars, To Be Exact

I learned from the 1/17/11 issue of Wired Women, Monica Hubbard’s packed-with-Pasadena e-newsletter, that the Pasadena Public Library earned a four star rating from the The Library Journal “for providing exceptional response to patrons and superior customer service.” The Library Journal, a trade publication for libraries (as opposed to, say, itinerant rodeo riders), was founded [...]

Lights, Camera…

Lights, Camera…

When John came home and told me he’d seen inside our sewers, I had to go look. Woohoo! The Advanced Sewer Technology truck had appeared on our street like the Wells Fargo Wagon, spreading excitement, joy and sewer video. Hey, this stuff doesn’t happen every day. The monitor in the upper left of the photo [...]

On the Map

On the Map

Civitates Orbis Terrarum “I’m one of those people who get dizzy just being in a bookshop, so you can imagine what these rare books did to me.” Thus spake Barbara Ellis, aka Bellis, about how it felt to assist the head of Caltech’s Archives and Special Collections in putting together an exhibit of rare maps [...]

Zen Monday: #129

Zen Monday: #129

It’s Zen Monday again, can you believe it? This is the day you tell us what the photo’s about, rather than me telling you. The reason we call it “zen” is loosely (very, very loosely) based on the zen idea of teaching through experience rather than telling–you know, lectures, taking notes, reading books. So, please [...]

Lose Somebody?

Lose Somebody?

We interrupt this post to bring you today’s stray dog report. This little guy followed Boz home but ran away when I tried to lure him into the yard with treats. We saw him again when we walked in a different part of the neighborhood. This time, with Boz as a lure, a couple of [...]

Sugar Water

Sugar Water

I love the pergola and whatever’s growing on it. It’s a nice way to shade a porch. I didn’t think I’d like the lion but he grows on me. Not crazy about the other statue, but that’s a personal choice. The bougainvillea is gorgeous. I have two of them that look like weeds. Occasionally they [...]

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