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Jury Duty Walkabout

Jury Duty Walkabout

We’ve drawn jury duty. Two and a half days later and we’re sitting on a jury, a civil trial that may go nine working days. At the rate we’re going, all the jurors are mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially preparing themselves for longer. One perk: an hour and a half lunch, during which we’ve walked [...]

Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Zamperini to Lead the Rose Parade

Louis Zamperini, who’s life and trials are the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, has been chosen to be the Grand Marshall for the 126th Rose Parade. We can’t think of a better choice—and, not a moment too soon. On January 26, 2015, Zamperini will turn 98 years old. Louie started smoking at five years old, [...]

Walk & Shoot

Walk & Shoot

Sometimes walking and taking snaps while not paying excessive attention leads to enjoyable surprises, especially after downloading and “playing” with comp and con and cali.                                        

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

We’re taught to look for the dramatic light, the “Golden Hour,” whether in the early hours of the day as the sun is about to emerge over the horizon, or the quickly vanishing swath of warm, flattering light just as the sun is setting. Midday to mid-afternoon light is said to be too harsh, creating excessive contrast, [...]

Winsome Home No. 1

Winsome Home No. 1

We often step on the brake and turn our head (for a second too long) when a house or garden attracts our attention. Now that we’ve joined the 21st century and own an iPhone, and consequently no longer curse and scold ourselves for forgetting our camera, we have begun to safely pull over to the [...]

Bloomin’ Roses

Bloomin’ Roses

From a delicate individual rose with striated white and scarlet petals to luminescent pearl, sun-backed petals, the roses are in bloom. Strolling the neighborhood, we experienced this week’s cool winds carrying mere hints to intense blasts of rose bouquet.                                 [...]

White Satin Wedding

White Satin Wedding

Lori and Scott Webster, owners of the new Hoopla! in Altadena (formerly Webster’s Fine Stationary) are sharing not only their wedding photo but their story, in support of the White Satin Wedding Show coming in September. Scheduled to appear and share their knowledge are Tobey Dodge of Wedding Connection who has personally coordinated 800 weddings [...]

Little Free Library

Little Free Library

Taking a walk in our neighborhood last week, we came across a “Little Free Library.” Painted in the colors of the attendant house, this box full of books welcomes passerby to “Take a book, return a book.” So, we indulged, perusing the baker’s dozen on display and settled on Adam Hochschild’s King Leopold’s Ghost that [...]

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

Huntington High Tea & Chinese Garden

We spent a few hours on the last day of March 2014 at the Huntington, stopping in for late afternoon tea and focusing on the Chinese Gardens. Before we could enter the Tea Room, one of the two teenagers in our foursome took us on a detour. Teen No. 1 lured her friend under a canopy and [...]

Strolling Sierra Madre

Strolling Sierra Madre

We found ourselves with an extra hour to fill while in Sierra Madre. Here is what we saw…                                                                           [...]

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