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Notes on the Sam Merrill Trail

Notes on the Sam Merrill Trail

We’ve had cool weather for a few days and the sky is clear. I took this shot from about a mile and a half up the Sam Merrill trail, looking out from alongside one of the electric towers toward Century City and Santa Monica. That glow you see is the sun setting over the Pacific […]

Petrea’s Kitchen Tips: Blueberries

Petrea’s Kitchen Tips: Blueberries

Friends are coming for breakfast today. Isn’t that grand, in the middle of the week? Each of us is grabbing an hour or so out of a busy schedule to indulge in coffee and talk. I’ll lay off the caffeine so the laughing won’t be too strident. Because people will bring things to eat and […]

Theme Day: Fountains

Theme Day: Fountains

The first of the month is theme day, and we’ve got a good one: fountains. There are many interesting fountains in the Pasadena area. This one’s at El Molino Viejo in San Marino. I was taking pictures for an article for South Pasadena Patch without a thought for the blog. But when the boy ran […]

Zen Monday: #131

Zen Monday: #131

photo by John Sandel Students of Zen are taught 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

Bobcats in the Back Yard

Bobcats in the Back Yard

A who’s who of LA County environmentalists showed up at Eaton Canyon Nature Center yesterday morning to make plans–for Hahamongna and for the future. As can be expected from a first meeting of many minds, it was inconclusive. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works plans to clear fifty acres of sediment from behind […]

There’s No School Like an Old School

There’s No School Like an Old School

The signs in front of this building limit parking to fifteen minutes. I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to stay there that long. Might make a good movie set. Chase scene? Drug deal? This building houses the southern California campus of the San Francisco Theological Seminary as well as something called North-West College, both […]

Hilltop Life

Hilltop Life

“Solid life has a capillary connection with the air,” says J. “You can burn it, but it won’t die.” He speaks metaphorically, of course. Plenty of living things died in the Station Fire a year and a half ago. But you can’t defeat life itself. Thus the new growth in the lower part of the […]

Sediment and Sand

Sediment and Sand

Although the January 25th meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee was well attended, it was a low-key affair. Folks were calm and polite. But if there had been any sand at Casita del Arroyo, one might have seen toes drawing lines in it. Many citizens don’t want Hahamongna to be another Arcadia Woodlands […]

Superfluous Detail: Underfoot

Superfluous Detail: Underfoot

A sidewalk grate on the Caltech campus. Do most places go to this kind of trouble for sidewalk grates? This thing is above and– –no– –below and beyond. To me, a superfluous detail is something beautiful that doesn’t have to be–something that enhances the look of a functional item, just for the sake of art. […]

Self Portrait at Macy’s Parking Lot

Self Portrait at Macy’s Parking Lot

What can I say? I’m a square. Who knew? (Don’t answer that.) I spent way too much time in my young life trying to keep up with trends, be cool and say and do what I thought other people wanted me to say and do. I worked so hard at it I fooled myself into […]

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