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Love Tag

Love Tag

I almost posted this photo for yesterday’s “graffiti” theme day. I see this kid-sized blackboard on my walks in the neighborhood. I’ve even featured it before. The messages change, as you can imagine. This time I got permission from the homeowner to come onto the porch and get a close-up. I resisted posting about graffiti [...]

Theme Day: Graffiti

Theme Day: Graffiti

Pasadena’s good at cleaning graffiti when it happens. If you see graffiti and you want it removed, call the Pasadena’s Graffiti Abatement Hotline at 626-744-7622 and the offending tag will be removed within 24 hours. Sounds like a tall order, but so far I’ve seen it work every time. I took this photo two years [...]

Inspired Gardening

Inspired Gardening

I joke that my back yard is a desert. Actually, until recently that wasn’t true. It was a field of weeds. I’ve mentioned I want to plant a tree. I aspire to planting ground cover one day. But a garden, lush with native plants, populated with objets d’art and a shady pergola, that’s–that’s–well, I haven’t [...]

Playhouse Elements

Playhouse Elements

I’m not an insider when it comes to the Pasadena Playhouse or to Elements Kitchen, for that matter. But I’m charmed by the sight of the Elements tables set up for lunch on the Playhouse Plaza on a hazy day. The reviewers gush over the food at Elements Kitchen. (A better word might be “slobber.”) [...]

Compostiltskin

Compostiltskin

Eaton Canyon Nature Center What could get me to a workshop at 9:00 on a Saturday morning when I have an appointment at 11:30, another one at 1:30, another one at 5:00 and another one at 7:00, and somewhere in there I have to make two pies? A $50 compost bin. Last Saturday morning I [...]

Zen Monday: #114

Zen Monday: #114

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 [...]

Pie Night ’10

Pie Night ’10

Pie Night was so crowded this year I couldn’t get near the table to take a photo of the pies. Sure enough, as soon as I stepped outside to shoot through the window the crowd cleared. I wasn’t getting much of a shot so I thought I’d go back in, then Cherub here stepped up [...]

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 [...]

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