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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Big Weekend

Need something to do this weekend?

Check out BigSunday.org and lend a hand on a local project of your choosing. Or participate as a customer: you can shop at a flea market, get your nails done or buy a glass of lemonade at a volunteer-operated booth. Your money goes to a good cause.

Activities are all over the Southland. I didn't find any in Pasadena, though there are lemonade stands in Glendale and La Crescenta. But the list of BigSunday's beneficiaries is long and includes groups with offices here (Ability First, for example, and Rebuilding Together Pasadena).

Sounds to me like a worthy cause, even if all the money goes to Burbank!

Below is a look at this giant tree trunk from the other side. It's near the entrance to the trails at Eaton Canyon in Altadena.

16 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Something To Do on a weekend?
Well, if u get your nails done, P, put up the pic. As 4 me, I think I'll start with something good 2 eat.

Dina said...

Wish I could come.
Amazing swirls there in the tree trunk.

J+P said...

Cool shot. Was I with you when you took this?

Virginia said...

I"m all about this tree trunk too. Very nice shot P.
V

Petrea said...

I added a picture of the tree trunk. The massive thing looks like it's endured ages, yet it's still living. J, you were there when I took my first set of pictures of it, but these photos were taken the last time I was there with Boz.

Susan C said...

Love the tree! The second shot looks like two dancers.

altadenahiker said...

Love the texture in that first one.

A bit of Santa Barbara action this weekend

-K- said...

I love that tree! (trees?)

Over here in my part ofthe world, there's a Big Sunday office on Beverly Blvd., west of La Brea.

J+P said...
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J+P said...

"Love the texture in that first one … A bit of Santa Barbara action this weekend …"

Not sure how to take this.

Margaret said...

Great project. Thanks for the info.

Petrea said...

I'm not sure I get that Santa Barbara comment either, but the Hiker is esoteric. Artsy. If I were more of a poet I'd probably understand it.

-K-, funny, I'm near that corner often (it's on my route to a casting office on south La Brea) but never noticed it.

The first I heard of this organization was when Becca (PDP's resident geologist) sent me an email the other day. So many of us were looking for ways to get involved during the election campaign. It would be nice to see that volunteer spirit continue.

Cafe Pasadena said...

I get that StBarb comment. But this is a family blog...

Hey P!, I can't recall the last time you put up sumthing on the Pasa PlayHouse. Maybe that's something for you to do in the next day or 2.

USelaine said...

I love the texture of the wood too. The wide shot looks like two Wizard of Oz trees having a hair-pulling fight. I mean, look at that arm extending from the right, then across to a thumb and forefinger...

Okay, it's just me.

J+P said...

"How would you like it if I pulled an apple offa you?"

Petrea said...

Apparently it's not just you, Elaine.
(You're the one who taught me how to do italics. I'm eternally grateful.)