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In Plein Air

In Plein Air

Plein air painting is a southern California tradition. (It’s a tradition anywhere there’s lush scenery and decent weather.) To me, a plein air painter can be scenery, too. (Though it depends somewhat on the painter.) I’m so glad to have a dog who needs walking. Read the Full Story at Pasadena Daily Photo

Oak Grove Equine

Oak Grove Equine

inspiration: Laurie Yesterday at Glimpses of South Pasadena, Laurie posted a photo of a front yard with an unusual tree swing. The more I thought about it, the more I thought, “I’ve seen that before. I’ve even photographed it.” Close, but no cigar, as they say. At Oak Grove Park, a similar swing hangs from [...]

See My Shells

See My Shells

I met Shell Sherree over at Paris Daily Photo. I don’t remember if I visited her blog first or she visited mine, but she’s well entrenched in the Pasadena blogging community now–a regular over at Finnegan Begin Again as well as the Altadena Hiker. I’ve seen her hanging out at Cafe Pasadena, too, and I’ve [...]

Blog Action Day 2009

Blog Action Day 2009

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab hunkers down in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Enlarge the photo (or, as the Altadena Hiker says, “enbiggen” it) and you can see patchy scrub growing on the low hill behind the campus. The higher mountains beyond are barren. Every bit of vegetation that once grew on them burned [...]

Rainy Day Muse

Rainy Day Muse

We had rain yesterday, lovely rain, for the first time in many months. It rained all day and into the night, but reports said it wouldn’t be enough to cause landslides. Fingers crossed. I had the kind of day where I didn’t get to practice as much art as I like to. I guess most [...]

Lost Garden: Entropy

Lost Garden: Entropy

I’m back online (yay!). And so, on to the final post about Earthside Nature Center. The first three are here. I’m a fan of entropy. I like it as a photographic subject. I don’t know if it’s much good for the urban landscape; I leave that to others to decide. But I’m glad I had [...]

Zen Monday: #67

Zen Monday: #67

Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what the photo’s about. I look for something worth thinking about or, failing that, at least something odd. And sometimes you have to look closely. As I post each new Zen Monday photo, I’ll add a [...]

Cafe Culture (#10 in a Quest)

Cafe Culture (#10 in a Quest)

I’m blogging from my favorite coffee joint so far, though this isn’t my favorite picture. I’ve got photo uploading software on the laptop but nothing with which to edit. Long story short: here on the ol’ blog we were in the middle of a series about Earthside Nature Center when my home DSL line stopped [...]

Lost Garden: In Memory

Lost Garden: In Memory

In comments on my first post about Earthside Nature Center, Karin the Altadena Hiker said some put their heart and soul in to the place. It’s true. If you keep your eyes open you can see the evidence in small monuments on the property. This one says, “In memory of ‘Pop Pop,’ Shirley W. Owen, [...]

Lost Garden: In Memory Of

Lost Garden: In Memory Of

In comments on my first post about Earthside Nature Center, Karin the Altadena Hiker said some put their heart and soul in to the place. It’s true. If you keep your eyes open you can see the evidence in small monuments on the property. This one says, “In memory of ‘Pop Pop,’ Shirley W. Owen, [...]

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