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No Matter What

No Matter What

I took this one (from the car, obviously) some time ago. (Don’t worry, I pulled over.) Today’s a fine day to post it. Westminster Presbyterian Church, at Pasadena’s border with Altadena, is a magnificent building. I’ve been remiss in not posting many, many photos of it. Of course it’s the first thing most people photograph [...]

Anniversary

Anniversary

I believe in our beautiful America.I believe in the principles offreedom of religion,freedom of the press,freedom of expression,and the right of every citizen to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.I believe it’s every citizen’s duty to take these freedoms seriously and use them wisely, without infringing upon the freedoms of others. I also believe [...]

No Way Arch

No Way Arch

I’ve always had a thing about archways. I find the shape compelling in a way I find hard to describe. When I returned from England some years ago I had a collection of photos of archways–a small arch leads from one Oxford courtyard to another; the arch of a ruined cathedral wall frames the view [...]

Paint

Paint

Our house is in good shape for an 86-year-old. But bits of paint have peeled, so we’re having some work done. I took this close-up of one of the shutters once the sanding and scraping began. I wonder if that screw is original. On the windowsills and other trim, we discovered redwood under the paint. [...]

Doors, 2

Doors, 2

Many Pasadena doors are difficult to photograph because they’re shaded by awnings, pergolas or little roofs. It’s a necessary evil to protect the doors and people from summer’s heat, which is fine for the selfish inhabitants but unfortunate for photographers trying to do a series about doors. I have a fondness for this crazy door. [...]

Shiny Penny

Shiny Penny

Penny for Your Thoughts is my favorite shop in Pasadena. I’ve said it before: there’s no other store like it. Vintage garden items, handmade clothes, old books, jewelry, china–plus coffee, food and free wifi–it’s where you go to get a gift for someone who has everything, even if that someone is you. When I stopped [...]

Zen Monday: #111

Zen Monday: #111

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 [...]

Back to the Sconeage

Back to the Sconeage

I know. It looks kind of like an ad. It is, sort of. The Sconeage Bakery is one of my regular stops at the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at Victory Park because I am flat out addicted to that granola. When John comes with me he always gets a scone. He loves them in every [...]

Garages, 1

Garages, 1

I’m interested in garages. Maybe I’ll do a series. You know, like my door series, of which I’ve posted–I think one, so far. Let’s begin with a comparison–the quirky vs. the new. I favor the quirky for its charm, but the new has advantages. In this case you can put an actual car in the [...]

Cubicle

Cubicle

I’ve heard derogatory terms for office workers: “office drones,” “Dilberts,” “cubicle jockeys.” But working in an office can be a cushy job. There’s always a place to sit, it’s air-conditioned and you get free coffee. Maybe it’s my upbringing in the world of academe; I’ve always been comfortable in offices. When I worked in an [...]

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