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Hitting My Wall

Hitting My Wall

Every so often my office gets so cluttered I can’t work in there. The desk is piled with paperwork. Stacks of magazines gather dust on the side table because I mean to get to pages I’ve dog-eared listing a website I want to check out or an article that merits rereading. I can’t open the [...]

Door, 3

Door, 3

This door is a bit of a flirt. With her screen slightly ajar, she says, “come hither.” Yet just inside her petticoat screen there’s a giant lock on her full underskirt. I guess that makes her a tease. (Door is feminine in French–la porte.) You might say she’s plain, even simple. It’s true, if you [...]

Superfluous Details: Home

Superfluous Details: Home

I suppose I should define what I mean by a “superfluous detail.” I think of it as a detail on a building’s exterior for which there is no structural necessity; it exists simply for the sake of beauty. Generally it’s an architectural detail, but in today’s example the homeowner added it–just because it’s pretty. It’s [...]

The Occidental Runners

The Occidental Runners

This picture is my favorite of all the photos I’ve taken. I’ve been saving it. I took it last year at about this time at Hahamongna Watershed Park when the Occidental cross country team was using the trails for practice. I remember the moment: I saw how perfect the light was, heard the young men [...]

1001

1001

Among City Daily Photo bloggers, one’s one thousandth post is a big deal. I knew mine was coming but it landed yesterday, Zen Monday. I wasn’t about to mess with tradition just to toot my own horn. I didn’t want to pass it up, however, so I chose today for tooting. But what photo to [...]

Zen Monday: #113

Zen Monday: #113

Zen Monday is 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 unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box to avoid [...]

Bite Club

Bite Club

Let’s just call it “critter weekend” here on PDP. What are these two doing? When I came upon them they were completely still–they weren’t fighting, and it doesn’t look like sex. Then again, what do I know about lizard sex? It’s been a long time since I dated reptiles. Here’s the side view: That grey [...]

Bee Bath

Bee Bath

The bees were lovin’ this leaky outdoor plumbing when I came across it in one of Pasadena’s city parks. We have an abundance of parks. Abundance is good any time, especially in this time of shortages. It must take a lot of effort to keep all that plumbing in good shape. We have a budget [...]

Cold Confection

Cold Confection

I came across this gate back in April, then came across it again last night while looking through my photo files. It’s on the property that once belonged to the Merritt Mansion and is now part of the Ambassador Campus. When you step through the gate, a little stairway takes you from the lower garden [...]

Our Invisible Selves

Our Invisible Selves

photo by John Sandel In yesterday’s post I said, “I’m sorry some kids don’t have art class in school today.” I was referring obliquely to school budget cuts, not to any school district specifically. The first comment that came in was from J+P, who some of you know is my husband. I was asleep when, [...]

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