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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 [...]

The Occidental Runners

The Occidental Runners

This picture is my favorite of all the photos I’ve taken. I’ve been saving it. I took it last year at about this time at Hahamongna Watershed Park when the Occidental cross country team was using the trails for practice. I remember the moment: I saw how perfect the light was, heard the young men [...]

1001

1001

Among City Daily Photo bloggers, one’s one thousandth post is a big deal. I knew mine was coming but it landed yesterday, Zen Monday. I wasn’t about to mess with tradition just to toot my own horn. I didn’t want to pass it up, however, so I chose today for tooting. But what photo to [...]

Zen Monday: #113

Zen Monday: #113

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 [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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