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Monday, January 4, 2010

Zen Monday: #79


Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. There's no right or wrong. It means what you think it means, or what you want it to mean.

I look for a photo worth contemplating or, failing that, something odd or silly. And I
stay out of the comments box for most of the day to avoid influencing the intellectual path of the (usually highly erudite) discussion.

As I post each new Zen Monday photo I add a label to last week's to identify it if necessary.

29 comments:

Turquoise Diaries said...

Is there a garbage collectors strike?? and yes Petrea if you can send me the links of 2 bloggers from ─░zmir I could look at them. Thanks..

Shell Sherree said...

The Litterin' Low Life Was Here.

Tsk tsk.

Vanda said...

Not-so-Rose Bowl.

Ted Thompson said...

...and now I present to you "Exhibit L" in "the Universe v Humanity".

Bellis said...

We came, we saw, we left a lot of trash.

J+P said...

… or, veni, vidi, yucky.

Clifford Beshers said...

I don't think a minute maid is going to be able to finish that cleanup.

frazgo said...

PUC had better get better at picking up after parades.

Susan C said...

I hope fish like lemonade.

Greg Sweet said...

I hear Chrissie Hynde singing "...back to Ohio...".

Chuck Pefley said...

Oh, My! People! So crass!!

altadenahiker said...

I can't get a whisper of zen out of this photo (altho I see your outrage written all over it). I'm going to the dry garden at the Huntington to cleanse my palate.

Cafe Observer said...

Zen, Trash, and Monday.

TheChieftess said...

yet another reason to avoid Colorado Blvd. at Rose Parade time....

Ms M said...

Not a very Rosy finish to the Rose Bowl parade...

pasadenapio said...

Said the fish to the red curb:

"People are pigs. Thank goodness for the Pasadena Public Works Department!"

Katie said...

What litter bugs! I feel a tear rolling down my cheek like that ad from the 70s. I guess they didn't see the no dumping sign.

Greg Sweet said...

"The Planet is fine (?)..."

Maybe it's part of a bigger plan :-)

mark said...

OK Who stole my broom?

Virginia said...

Those trashy parade people ! Harummmph.
BTW, I am most most most thrilled that I will be winging my way to Paris when the Alabama fans descend on your fair city. War Eagle to all my Auburn fans out there.

Petrea said...

As the locals know, the amount of trash left behind after the Tournament of Roses Parade is phenomenal. Even more phenomenal is how quickly Pasadena's Public Works Department cleans it up. I mean they are fast. (Frazgo, where've you been?)

I expect the trash. Every year. Yet every year I'm shocked by it. We want the people to come and enjoy the Parade, we really do. But how does trashing a beautiful town count as enjoyment? And right by a storm drain with a sign that says "This drains to the ocean." Thanks, folks. As Ted said--"Exhibit L."

Yeah, not very Zen. (Not that my Monday stuff has anything to do with actual Zen.) Virginia's Alabama friends will have more respect, won't they, V?

Thanks, all. I loves my Mondays.

J+P said...

Your avatar seems to have plugged into the plutonium supply.

Fabricio said...

Ownership (or the lack of it)

Bec said...

Late on this . . . the morning after the night that the whole world is sleeping on Pasadena's streets.

Virginia said...

In an effort to appear unbiased all I can say is .....I went to Auburn University. I will however expect the rabid, I mean enthusiastic Alabama fans to clean up after themselves and spread their southern "Charm" all over the Dena!
V

My WV is DINGL :)

Petrea said...

I love your shots, Fabricio. The gold man on Hollywood Blvd.--you captured the expression under the paint.

Yes, Bec, we invited them and we host them. I hope they had a blast!

Virginia: Bama meets the Dena. How could it not be charming?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I don't know how I missed this but one of my favorite things about the parade is the morning after. I always appreciate the couches left curbside.

Book Dragon said...

I'm coming to this late and didn't check the other comments but I'm thinking Rose Bowl here.

Petrea said...

Book Dragon, apparently you've witnessed this event before!