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Lost Garden: Entropy

Lost Garden: Entropy
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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, […]

Lost Garden: Found

Lost Garden: Found

A couple of quick facts about Earthside Nature Center: it was founded in 1971 by the Pasadena Girls Club and naturalist and author Elna S. Bakker. Kevin Connelly, a horticulturalist and native plant advocate, took over the day-to-day operations in 1975. Volunteers and contributions helped Bakker and Connelly keep the place running for twenty years […]

Lost Garden: Paths

Lost Garden: Paths

I might not have known about the abandoned Earthside Nature Center if the Altadena Hiker hadn’t posted about it. She might not have known about it if Michael hadn’t posted about it over at East of Allen. He’s posted about it three times: first here, then here and a third post here. One day, while […]

They’re Lucky They’re Cute

They’re Lucky They’re Cute

Today’s photo was taken in the wee hours by my neighbor. He’s been having to patch up his yard every morning since a couple of raccoons discovered something delicious under his grass. You can see a bit of their handiwork behind the trap. Those cute little animals tore my neighbor’s lawn to shreds, yet the […]

Back on the Mountain

Back on the Mountain

I love the Sam Merrill Trail. Depending on the switchback, civilization seems near… or very far away. Until you get a ways up the mountain. Then everything below disappears into your note pad, your camera, your thoughts, your breathing, your stride. The trail is open now, as is the Cobb Estate. J and I went […]

Zen Monday: #66

Zen Monday: #66

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. As I post each new Zen Monday photo, I’ll add a label to last week’s to identify it […]

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