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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 [...]

Neighbors

Neighbors

I was talking to some neighbors yesterday about–neighbors. Neighbors are unique friends if you’re lucky, as we are, to like each other. We have a good block here. We have a Neighborhood Watch with two block captains, we notify each other when we’re going to be out of town and we keep an eye out [...]

New Swank on South Lake

New Swank on South Lake

I’m always poking around on Hometown Pasadena, the brainchild of local publisher, editor, writer and whirlwind Colleen Dunn Bates. You can’t help but scare up something great there because Colleen’s got a little bit of everything. Last week she hooked me with this: Hometown Pasadena Five to Appear. It was an invitation to the open [...]

Well, Almost Every Day

Well, Almost Every Day

Sometimes I’ll take a picture of something I like, and it’s not until I post it that I go Googling to figure out what it is. I just like it, is all. Then it’s late, and I’m tired, and I think “Oh, I’ll just post this.” And wait just a minute there, fella! I uncover [...]

Theme Day: Contrast

Theme Day: Contrast

This is not a scene from the Station Fire. It’s the remains of a small brush fire that occurred within the Cobb Estate in Altadena within the last year. I thought it appropriate for today’s City Daily Photo blog theme day because it shows the contrast of the burned forest in the foreground and the [...]

Last Day, September 2009

Last Day, September 2009

5/29/09, 4:00 p.m. I have this idea, but it’s not my idea. I don’t suppose there’s any way of knowing who did it first. Monet did it with haystacks. Went back and painted them again and again in different seasons and different light. 8/22/09, 6:01 p.m.But I’m no Monet. I might be more like Marley [...]

Friend of Hahamongna

Friend of Hahamongna

Thanks to the inimitable Altadenablog for alerting me to this:There will be a meeting of the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee this evening at 6:00pm at La Casita del Arroyo, 177 S. Arroyo Blvd. in Pasadena. Much has been said, plans have been made and I’m confused about what’s going to be done with Hahamongna. [...]

Zen Monday: #65

Zen Monday: #65

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 [...]

A Blissful Affair

A Blissful Affair

J and I were actually out after dark last night, and I believe we were at the social event of the season. It was the 9th Annual Perello Private Outdoor Affair, where we got to meet new people, chow down on great food, have a drink and–believe it or not–enjoy a brief massage. Now that’s [...]

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