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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 [...]

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 [...]

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