Monday, January 21, 2008

Storm Light

It was cold today! Well...I'm an acclimated Midwesterner. It wasn't that cold. But wind, drizzle and clouds with temperatures in the low 40's is a blustery day for Pasadena. Good thing this weather skipped yesterday's parade.

The sun decided to show up just before it went down. How the light managed to find this telephone pole and leave out everything around it is beyond me. But thanks to Caltech and JPL this town's full of scientists (including meteorologists), and I'll bet they know all about it.

(Double-click on the photo to enlarge it.)

I received this lovely award from two (count 'em, two!) sources: Jim of Terrell, Texas, and Kim of Celine, Texas (apparently I'm okay in the Lone Star State). You're supposed to pass it on to ten bloggers who make your day, and they pass it on to ten more, and so on.

I'm grateful for this award! But it has taken me three days to get to posting it, and I suspect some other bloggers might feel the pressure as much as I do. So first I'm going to thank Jim and Kim, because I'm new at this and they've been so generous. Then I'm going to bend/break the rules a little. Kind of like breaking a chain letter. (I'm the worst person to send one to, I guarantee I'll break it.)

Lots of blogs would take up my entire day if only I had that much time to surf the web! So check out these wonderful photo blogs and see the world! These bloggers make my day. I hope they make yours.

Eric at Paris Daily Photo
Monoblog at Izmir Daily Photoblog
Lynn at Cheltenham Daily Photo
Jules at Vietnam, Same But Different
Vlada and Igor at Belgrade Daily Photo (Jena Fotka Na Dan)
Gerald at Hyde Daily Photo
Dina at Daily Photo Niger
Jilly at Menton Daily Photo
and of course Kim at Celina Daily Photo
and the ever-lovin' Jim at Terrell Texas in Pictures
and many, many more. Use the City Daily Photo search at the left side of this page to find a city.

Many thanks to Kim and Jim for their extra encouragement.

And I'll be watching for Tehran Daily Photo by Farnoosh! Hope it happens soon.


-d said...

your photographs are beautiful!

Ben Wideman said...

Just discovered your blog. Great to know there are other daily Pasadena photo bloggers out there! You can get a gander of mine at

Keep up the great work!

monoblog said...

Petrea, thank you for the award and for your generous thoughts...

Jim said...

Thanks for the award. Amazing how the sun and clouds work sometimes. Great picture, of something that probably was gone as quickly as it appeared.

Petrea said...

-d: A humble thank you.

ben: see the email I sent you. Thanks, and I added a link to theskyisbig here on the left. Woohoo! Pasadena has two!

monoblog: you're the top. Izmir and Paris--the best daily photo blogs I've seen.

jim: I can't thank you enough for all the encouragement.

Aaron Proctor said...

Welcome to the Pasadena blogosphere (or Blogadena as I call it).

Great site, great photos.

I've added you to my blogroll under "Pasadena Blogs"

- Aaron Proctor

Petrea said...

Why, thank you very much, Aaron. That's an amazing list. I'll spend the rest of the week reading them all...

Kim said...

Thank You as well Petrea! It's been a while since I've been able to sit down and do some major "daily photo" blog reading, so I'm sorry for the delay!!