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Zen Monday: #110

Zen Monday: #110

Oh boy, 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 unless I absolutely must say something I stay out of the comments box [...]

Misdemeanor

Misdemeanor

Woodpecker holesa necklace of damage orderly as beads. Though they look like a row of bullet holes shot across a wall by one of Capone’s gangsters, they’re more decorative than detrimental. The tree doesn’t notice. I almost didn’t notice, either. That’s how they get away with it. We have at least five woodpecker gangs in [...]

Idyllwild, Tamed

Idyllwild, Tamed

“You sound plaintive,” John said when he read my August 20th post where I complained of needing a road trip. “Let’s just go.” If I’d known it was going to be that easy, I’d have blogged about it sooner. Many of you suggested the beach, but as we chose to spontaneously skip town on a [...]

The Weather is Here

The Weather is Here

Yesterday’s thunderheads over the San Gabriel Mountains were a ghostly anniversary reminder of the pyrocumulus clouds resulting from the Station Fire, which began on August 26th of 2009 and is still under investigation. The Station Fire was at last fully contained on October 16th, 2009. The largest fire in the recorded history of the Angeles [...]

May the Best Rattlesnake Win

May the Best Rattlesnake Win

photo by Michael Schwartz For the second day in a row I’m posting a photo taken by someone else. Call me a slacker, I don’t care. When the photos are this remarkable, you can call me whatever you want to. Many thanks to Michael Schwartz for this one. You know Michael–he and his family are [...]

At the Entrance to Plato’s Cave

At the Entrance to Plato’s Cave

In or out? What a quandary. Photo by John Sandel Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Primal Exposure

Primal Exposure

Someone found a snakeskin at Hahamongna Watershed Park and staked it out on a bench. It’s an odd thrill to come across this primitive display in the 21st century. I don’t know what kind of snake it came from. We’ve come across king snakes as well as rattlesnakes at Hahamongna. Rattlers are more common so [...]

Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday: #109

Zen Monday has arrived! It’s 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 [...]

Ptooey

Ptooey

So I’m looking at this photo of the fountain at the Huntington Gardens. Lovely fountain, right? Pretty garden, nice statue, blah blah. It’s so idyllic, any second now a unicorn will come along and nibble the grass. But something bugs me. A question: do fish spit? Fortunately I have at my fingertips a marvelous tool [...]

Clipping

Clipping

If you want a sneak preview of this year’s UCLA Bruins football team, today’s your day. You’re going to have to go to West Los Angeles to see it, though, at Drake Stadium on the UCLA Campus. The Bruins will be back in Pasadena at the Rose Bowl beginning September 11th. But this photo’s not [...]

Maude Woods - Opening October 22nd in Pasadena

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