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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 [...]

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 7

PDP/PPM Books Contest, week 7

Pasadena’s City Hall is the centerpiece on our table, the hood ornament on our car, our Sunday hat. We like to flaunt it, take pictures of it, drive out of our way to go by it when we have out-of-towners in the car. “That? Oh, that’s City Hall.” We like it so much, in fact, [...]

Reliquary

Reliquary

Over at the Jackie Robinson Center they’ve got this very cool display about the Negro Baseball Leagues. The display was put together by the Baseball Reliquary which, if I understand correctly, is all about fostering an appreciation of arts and culture “through the context of baseball history.” Not the other way around. When you stop [...]

Theme Day: Time

Theme Day: Time

City Daily Photo bloggers (now over 1300 strong) have a theme day on the first of every month. The theme today is “time.” I chose this photo because to me it’s timeless: this could be a view into any century, any season. Nature knows no clocks. Bloggers from around the world participate in theme day [...]

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

A praying mantis is, according to scientists, quite aware when being watched, at least in laboratory conditions. Briefly, I fooled myself. “She’s letting me take her picture,” I thought. Clutching the side of the back step, she posed while I practiced with my macro setting. The leaves behind her are on the ground and I’m [...]

Zen Monday: #122

Zen Monday: #122

Well. It’s Zen Monday, and I’m kind of tired of the old patter I usually give here. If this is your first Monday visit, the idea is this: I keep quiet while you let the photo speak to you.Tell us what you think in the comments. There’s no right or wrong, we’re here to have [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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