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Time Well Spent

Time Well Spent
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I mentioned yesterday I had a photo from the Pasadena Historical Society. To be more clear about it, the Pasadena Historical Society operates as the Pasadena Museum of History, which houses its archives/treasure trove in the museum basement. It’s darn near impossible to finish a project at the PMH archives in a single day because […]

Rube Goldberg Was Not from Altadena

Rube Goldberg Was Not from Altadena

I’ve been up at the Altadena Historical Society a couple of times recently. Pasadena, too (yes, I’ve got a photo or two). When I asked Altadena archivist Sherry Cavallo if I could post a picture of this contraption she said “Please. Maybe someone can tell us what it is.” It looks scientific, and after all, […]

Nothin' But Blue Skies

Nothin' But Blue Skies

Yesterday was particularly clear in the Los Angeles basin. The views were endless. You could see for miles. It was nice while it lasted. In the afternoon there was a brush fire in the hills just above the intersection of the 134 and the 2 freeways. It looked pretty bad on TV: bright red flames, […]

A Mad Tea Party

A Mad Tea Party

I had a different post in mind for today, but yesterday afternoon the neighbors gathered in our yard and Marcellina brought storybooks. When spontaneous magic happens, you post about it. And the kids were into it! Marcellina let me read Rain Makes Applesauce, an imaginative book written with a tad bit of sarcasm by Julian […]

Zen Monday: #57

Zen Monday: #57

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 like to find something provocative for you 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 […]

On the Back Porch

On the Back Porch

Usually it’s Laurie who posts poems. But I’m posting a poem today because the photo is of the back porch of a poet friend of mine. I’ve recently read a couple of poems by Dorianne Laux. I think she’s really something. I found this poem of hers on line. On the Back Porch by Dorianne […]

Theme Day: Night

Theme Day: Night

Night in the city is often bright. Here’s what night looks like when you look up from South Lake Avenue in Pasadena. The City Daily Photo family is now 1019 strong. I’ve met people in Iran, Brisbane, Paris, Rotterdam and now a new blog in Herat, Afghanistan. This remarkable community of communicators joins together on […]

Ventanas Window

Ventanas Window

I’m a lightweight. I didn’t used to be. I think I need to get out more often. Ventanas Restaurant and Bar at the Westin is a quiet spot for a weeknight martini. A little off the beaten track (aka Colorado Blvd.), which is sometimes exactly what you need. Or exactly what I need. For me […]

Last Night, Fountain, City Hall

Last Night, Fountain, City Hall

I’ve said it so many times I sound like a broken record: you can’t take an ugly picture at Pasadena City Hall. You can take a blurry picture there or an amateurish one, or one that’s poorly framed. But no matter what you do it won’t be ugly because City Hall has no bad angles. […]

Whispering the Good News

Whispering the Good News

Another TV crew shooting in Altadena? Oh yawn. I spotted the Ghost Whisperer crew again. This time they were shooting at the Mountain View Mausoleum on Marengo Avenue across from the Mountain View Cemetery. It’s not really a yawn. I’ve been in the LA area twenty years and I still get excited when I see […]

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