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A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod

A Silk Floss Tree: The Pod

“The pod, by the way, was ‘low hanging fruit’ from a silk floss tree in the parking lot of the Hastings Ranch Ralph’s in Pasadena,” says Susan Strother Carrier who has kindly shared her pictures and the evolution of the pod. The silk floss tree or Chorisia speciosa has one of the “most unique trunks [...]

Morning

Morning

The muted colors of a misty morning are quite lovely as the rising sun strikes low-lying clouds hovering above the San Gabriels. Taken just after sunrise on Walnut Avenue in Pasadena.   The dome of Pasadena City Hall with a morning moon…

Here & There

Here & There

Random pictures as we drove around doing errands, went to and returned from meetings; after drop offs and before pick-ups…             The end of the day, along West Montecito Avenue, Sierra Madre…   Mood swing…   Expressing gratitude along W. Sierra Madre Boulevard…   …and on Blanche Street near S. Michigan [...]

Morning by Janice

Morning by Janice

Thank you to Vicki Laidig for spreading the word and thank you to Janice Corsino for sharing her photographs. Dear HP Reader: “Photo Op” is for you. A place to enjoy a visual moment, maybe with a little explanation or a little story, maybe a memory. If you have pictures from around San Gabriel Valley, of [...]

Pinhead

Pinhead

This week’s Photo Op comes thanks to ceramist and maker of things, artist Dave Lovejoy… My son David, in Japan, just randomly sent me these pushpin figures. And they look to be the perfect size and attitude for my new escalator piece, for which I had not yet found correctly sized figures. Thanks, David!   [...]

Random II

Random II

More random pics as we walked here and there…                                  

A Healing Garden

A Healing Garden

Weeping bottlebrush trees with drooping branches and fuzzy red blossom create a natural enclosure, an enclave, a haven. It’s South Pasadena’s Memory and Healing Garden at Garfield Park, designed Lillian Montalvo and Mieke Kramer. We’ve walked the path, stepped through the arches, sat on the benches, read the names. It’s a contemplative spot. In the early [...]

Walls, Lamps & a Parking Lot

Walls, Lamps & a Parking Lot

Sometimes we shoot and don’t realize what we have until we edit, which is half the fun…           On a walk later that day…  

Sundry

Sundry

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve roamed our neighborhood streets and alleyways, taken a visiting friend downtown to the warehouse district and indulged in a dog, met a friend at the Busy Bee classic diner in Ventura for a delicious BLT, felt good about the layer of dirt on our car, enjoyed some architectural [...]

Getting Out There

Getting Out There

Thanks to Ralph DeFelice for allowing Hometown Pasadena to re-publish a few of his stunning photos from the many adventures he’s taken with his two kids. We’re going to let him speak for himself with text from his blog Day Trips LA: I’m a single dad living in Pasadena with my two kids, a 5 [...]

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