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Flourishing & Skies

Flourishing & Skies

The travels and photography of Karol Franks this spring and summer illustrate our beautiful skies and the burgeoning of color after years of drought. Addressing a situation always close to Karol’s heart, it’s also been five years and three months that Karol’s daughter Jenna has been looking for a kidney. Jenna is 31 years old and does dialysis […]

The View of Susan Kallenbach

The View of Susan Kallenbach

  We were delighted when Susan Kallenbach agreed to share her photographs as we find them popping with color, peeking with texture, shying with shadow—and moody, so very moody. Enjoy.                         Kallenbach studied Medieval Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison, worked at Caltech, and currently lives […]

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

5 Years, 2 Months, 8 Days

Jenna Franks has been waiting five years, two months, and eight days for a kidney transplant. Her mother Karol waits right along with her, next to her; in step, every step of the way. Along the way, Karol takes pictures. Stunning photographs. We’ve shared many, and here are some more. Enjoy. LA’s Venice canals…     […]

Jacaranda Beauty

Jacaranda Beauty

A few weeks ago, we began to see the jacaranda bloom and, to be candid, we didn’t pay attention—we walked without seeing, we drove by without a glance. But now the flowers have bloomed and the trees are popping purple all the way down the street and we scold ourself for taking the jacaranda for […]

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose Festival

A Smorgasbord of Roses—at The Huntington & Descanso Rose Festival

After we indulged in the scrumptious Afternoon Tea at The Huntington last week, we strolled around the rose garden. If roses are a perennial you enjoy, this year’s blooming is not to be missed. Just the various perfumes are remarkable—from intense licorice and floral to spicy, lemony and plum-like—let alone the colors, coloring, shapes and sizes. It’s a luscious […]

In the Pool

In the Pool

We were delighted to visit old friends at their home in Palm Springs. While taking a break from work one morning, we strolled the lawn, side-stepping mammoth grapefruits while harvesting some for our breakfast. The rising sun was already blinding and warm, the raging winds from the evening before had unfortunately moved on; the water […]

Funky House, Glendale

Funky House, Glendale

Even after 18 years in Los Angeles County, the quirky, crazy architecture we stumble upon makes us smile, shake our head and pull the car to a stop. Here’s a home we found in Glendale at the corner of Sunset Canyone Drive and Providencia Avenue.                    

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Claudia & Suzanne Visit the Huntington

Two Sequoyah School parents we know, Claudia Bailey and artist Suzanne O’Shea, went on separate occasions for an outing at the Huntington. We hope you feast on their pictures and plan your next visit! Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino 91108 Hours: Wednesday-Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $23-$25, adults; $10-$21, seniors […]

Psychedelic Joshua Tree

Psychedelic Joshua Tree

We dig these manipulated photos from a recent trip to Joshua Tree by LAUSD teacher Akil Grant and his family. Thank you, Akil, for allowing us to share them.   Feeling an urge to camp? Find more details here… Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277-3597. Ph: 1.760.367.5500. NPS.gov/jotr.         […]

D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

D. Dalton Visits the Arboretum

We are grateful to Debbie Dalton from Walking Pasadena for allowing us to share her lovely, fun, and remarkable photos from a visit last weekend to the LA Arboretum.   LA County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia 91107. Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission: $9, adults; $6, seniors and students; […]

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