Thursday, February 12, 2009

Altadena Hike

One of the many pleasures of blogging is other bloggers. If you're a lucky blogger you get to meet some of your favorite bloggers in person. And I am one lucky blogger.

Not long ago I took a hike through Altadena with the Hiker. I lived in Altadena for almost two years, in this very century, and still hadn't found all the places she showed me. All of them, including this secret spot, are within a few minutes' walking distance of where I lived.

I got some nice shots during our hike. I'll post them over the next few days. I think you'll like them, but unfortunately, you'll lack the pleasure of Karin's company.

25 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

My only comment here is that this is a very funny posting, for some reason.

Vanda said...

It looks like a nice secluded spot.

Laurie said...

Oh, I must go here sometime. I'm glad you two had fun. One of these days I must meet Karin face to face!

Keith said...

Beautiful spot! My eyes aren't too good this early in the morning, is that a chair next to the tree?

Julie said...

Press on regardless of comments from the bleachers ...

Ted Thompson said...

Very nice... but the bench seems awfully lonely...

Poor bench... :(

Petrea said...

It is secluded, and yes, it's a chair/bench. It's on private property, so we didn't sit. (That's why it's a lonely bench.)

altadenahiker said...

Oh goody! Yes, you captured this place. Wait til they see the catacombs.

Petrea said...

Saving those for last.

Susan Carrier & said...

I was going to say that Mother Nature is the best landscaper ever until I saw the comment about "private property."

Margaret said...

You are lucky to have so many pretty spots to explore so close to home. I have a Big Lots near me!

St├ęphane Kardos said...

Karin, I want to see the catacombs!

Vanda said...

Me too.

Laurie said...

All this? And catacombs, too?

Linda Dove said...

I love the looks of this spot! And you've certainly piqued my interest about catacombs....

Trish said...

Amazing how we miss some of the most beautiful spots, almost literally in our backyards sometimes.

The chair, while lonely---makes me think of sitting in Eaton Canyon on a warm summer afternoon. In the shade with a tall cool glass of something to quench my thirst, listening to the sounds of the canyon!

Glad you're making the effort to get out and about and show us some pretty cool stuff. We've decided to do something similar---even if it is a short afternoon jaunt, just to explore!

Petrea said...

Hiker, look what you made me do. Now I have to go spelunking just to satisfy everybody.

(I think Karin was kidding about the catacombs. But I'll go look.)


Margaret, this is Karin's hood (and not far from Susan C.). Poor, poor me. I had to drive there.

altadenahiker said...

No, you know, the catacombs by the wildwood. Ok, maybe they're not like the ones in Rome, but good enuf for Altadena.

altadenahiker said...

don't mind Petrea. We had a brief conference call and she now remembers the Altadena catacombs. TK.

Petrea said...

We always used to call them the kittycombs so I was confused.

Christie said...

Very fun to hike with a friend. And what a nice spot to hang out in as well! Glad you had a good time.

Katie said...

Such a lovely photo - looks like a fabulous place for a hike! Fun to meet up with a fellow blogger too.

Ms M said...

That looks like a lovely spot. And cool you met someone from the blogging community.

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Petrea said...

We have an active blogging community here. There have been several get-togethers where I've had the opportunity to meet local bloggers and strike up friendships. It's most rewarding and I highly recommend it.