Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Best Laid Pipes

Boz and I had planned to hike yesterday. We were going to head to Johnson Field, where this pipe stands. Or stood. We're not sure. A lot's been going on at Johnson Field lately, and for all we know this above-ground access to water has been buried under the mounds of silt being moved from behind Devil's Gate Dam to what we hope is temporary storage in Johnson Field.

But we didn't find out for sure last night, as we had to postpone our hike. We'll find out later today, though, and bring you a report.

Fun news for the meantime: the September issue of Pasadena Magazine features the Dena's daily photo bloggers. For her article, "Daily Affirmations," Kelly Shimabukuro interviewed me, Laurie Allee (Glimpses of South Pasadena), Kat Likkel (Pasadena, 91105 and Beyond) and our already sorely missed Ben Wideman (The Sky is Big in Pasadena and wherever else he goes). Thank you, Kelly!

It was Ben who turned me on to our newest daily photo blogger. She's a bit anonymous, but she's got style. Check out All Over Pasadena.

14 comments:

dive said...

What a strange thing to see in the middle of a meadow.

Bellis said...

They should have those water pipes in England, Dive, to put out the fields of burning stubble. Oh, I forget...didn't the European Union put a stop to that?

The field sure looks different now, and the soil will be there for a few years until it has to be schlepped out again back to where it came from, and further. At least it keeps the truck and bulldozer drivers in employment. Unless they put a tarp over it, there'll be a lovely flower meadow there next year, full of non-native weeds that the birds and butterflies and bees can feast on. I'm trying to look on the bright side.

Hope you get to see it today!

pasadenapio said...

These are pipes above a water well (ditto the multicolored pipes in your post a couple of days ago, which I just now saw). Check in with Brad Boman, my favorite go-to water engineer at Pasadena Water and Power. Tell him I sent you. I don't recall his direct line, but you can call the main PWP customer service line at 744-6970 on Tuesday and press zero for a receptionist to transfer you.

dive said...

Bellis, the RAIN put a stop to that!

Petrea Burchard said...

I love that two of my favorite Brits are discussing England's fires and rain on Pasadena Daily Photo.

Thanks, PIO. Nice to see you! I hope to get out there today and see the pipes myself. It seems the county would try to leave them unscathed, but perhaps they're not needed for the next few years. Brad would know.

Bellis said...

Ann, I'm really excited about what you've told us about those pipes. Pasadena must be riddled with wells.

Susan Campisi said...

We're on the same wavelength: I have to get new water pipes at my place, so I've been thinking a lot about pipes and where my water comes from. And I have a mini sediment removal project ahead of me. The home projects never end.

And more Dena blogs to love! Wish I didn't have to work so I'd have more time to connect with them.

altadenahiker said...

Glad the hike was only a one-day postponement. Heard things will be heating up again next week.

Petrea Burchard said...

I hadn't realized how exciting pipes would be.

I heard the same, Hiker. I'd better get it in today. I'm really looking forward to it.

pasadenapio said...

Pasadena is fortunate to have abundant water as a natural resource. About 40 percent of the water used by residents, businesses and institutions comes from our own natural supply and 60 percent comes mostly from the Colorado River via the Metropolitan Wzter District (MWD).

Devon said...

Hi Petrea - I'm from ALL OVER PASADENA, my name is Devon and I just wanted to thank you for giving my little blog a boost this week! I've been following you for some time and always enjoy getting different views of this lovely city!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, PIO, we are indeed fortunate. And as the Colorado experiences more problems, that 40% becomes more and more important.

Devon, it's you! Hi! I clicked around on your blog trying to find some info and mostly just found great photos. I hope people will find All Over Pasadena and enjoy it. I'm only sorry I didn't know about it in time to tell Pasadena Magazine about it. Thank you for stopping by!

Margaret said...

I can't wait to see the article. Glad to see you acknowledged.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Margaret. I think we're all excited and pleased. It's a nice article.