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Victorian Pile

Victorian Pile

Someone once asked me for a photo of a Victorian mansion, as opposed to the usual Pasadena Craftsman. A “Victorian pile,” I think she said. Pasadena has them, but the fanciest ones are behind fences and foliage, hard to photograph without trespassing or at least being downright rude. But wait. How many times have I […]

Guest Author: Irene McDermott and The Internet Book of Life

Guest Author: Irene McDermott and The Internet Book of Life

Today’s guest author is all about computers–and libraries. Made for each other! Please welcome guest author Irene McDermott. In the Old Testament of the Bible, the “Book of Life” contains the name of righteous souls. The Internet Book of Life: Use the Web to Grow Richer, Smarter, Healthier, and Happier, is my new book. This […]

Tool Talk

Tool Talk

I have a red wheelbarrow. I like it a lot. I don’t need a blue wheelbarrow but if I did I’d go to Altadena Hardware, because last time I was there they had a pile of wheelbarrows. I love hardware stores and we have many excellent ones in the Dena. Besides Altadena Hardware there’s Crown […]

Zen Monday: #158

Zen Monday: #158

In Zen, the emphasis is on learning through experience as opposed to books or lectures. Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and tells us what you’ve learned, rather than me lecturing you about it. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good book. It just happens that Monday is the day you […]

Imaginary Horses

Imaginary Horses

It’s the middle of August and southern California might be the only place in the country where the weather’s beautiful. We used to be the ones with the insufferably hot summers, but the last two years our summer days have been almost–almost cool. Folks are loving it. Me–you know me, I wear a sweater. Sundays […]

Throat-Clearing

Throat-Clearing

Just south of yesterday’s photo is this empty building. I had stopped to take pictures of the Bellefontaine Nursery building when this one gave a sharp whistle and said, “Hey! Take my picture, too.” I think this is the structure a friend of mine meant when she commented on Facebook about yesterday’s picture of the […]

Bellefontaine Nursery

Bellefontaine Nursery

This is one of those times when I find a picture of something I like and I figure I’ll post it, no big deal. Then I find out it’s got a story behind it. In this case, 72 years of Pasadena history. One of my favorite buildings in Pasadena houses the Bellefontaine Nursery at 838 […]

A-Movin’ Kinda Slow

A-Movin’ Kinda Slow

At first, this looked like a family had a good day at the beach or the city pool. Then something else entered my mind and wouldn’t leave. Something eerie. Something otherworldly. Something…wrong. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Today: Poo.

Today: Poo.

Boz and I find these free poo bag kiosks at a few of our favorite hiking spots. Isn’t that convenient? Of course it’s publicity for My Pet Garden, but what a generous way to go about telling people about your business. In the olden days, I thought it was no big deal if Boz left […]

Volunteer

Volunteer

I transplanted a bush several weeks ago. It died. But up from the compost in the hole sprung a volunteer–a squash maybe, or a pumpkin–that’s so pretty and healthy I’m letting it take over the property. I might as well. I haven’t been lucky growing things, and I’m so pleased to have something grow that […]

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