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Friday, October 14, 2011

More Weekend Calendar

You thought I was finished yesterday. Nope! There's more. Here are some good things to do this weekend for those who like to get their hands (and hiking boots) dirty. If you know of an event, please feel free to add it to the comments.

The Theodore Payne Foundation's Native Plant Sale and Fall Festival offers discounts to all today and tomorrow, 8:30-4:30. If you're a member your discount is larger, so it's a good time to join.

The Arroyo Seco Foundation offers a Mount Lowe Railway hike on Saturday. Sunday, there's a volunteer opportunity: a Central Arroyo Clean-up with super-naturalist and native plant expert Tim Martinez.

It's going to be gorgeous this weekend, if a tad toasty. Bring a water bottle, wear a wide-brimmed hat and enjoy autumn's glory in southern California.

Update: The comments are always part of the post and today isn't the first time they make it better. Here's what Bellis had to say this morning: "I hope lots of people will go on one of the guided hikes in Rubio Canyon, where the Mount Lowe railway tracks are still visible in places. The privately-owned part of the canyon was recently purchased from a generous landowner by the Arroyo and Foothills Conservancy with donations from many local residents and others. Thank you to all those who saved this lovely canyon so we can hike in it forever.
We have the women of Pasadena and Teddy Roosevelt to thank for saving the Lower Arroyo Seco park pictured in your photo - but that's another story."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

oooh, what a gorgeous photo: wonderful light, and the texture on the water. Lovely!

Bellis said...

Again, I want to do all those things! It's good to live somewhere that has so many interesting things going on - never a chance to be bored. I hope lots of people will go on one of the guided hikes in Rubio Canyon, where the Mount Lowe railway tracks are still visible in places. The privately-owned part of the canyon was recently purchased from a generous landowner by the Arroyo and Foothills Conservancy with donations from many local residents and others. Thank you to all those who saved this lovely canyon so we can hike in it forever.

We have the women of Pasadena and Teddy Roosevelt to thank for saving the Lower Arroyo Seco park pictured in your photo - but that's another story.

Speedway said...

I'm a sucker for sunlight shining through trees and if it has water in it, too, I'll just sit and gaze. Lovely photo.

It's good to see so many different things to do. Years ago, I told someone that, if they couldn't find something interesting to do in Indy it was *their* problem, and nothing to do with the city. The same holds true for Pasadena.

Petrea Burchard said...

Wonderful comments this morning, thank you. Bellis, when I get to a better device (I'm typing on my dinosaur iPhone 3) I may just quote your comment int the post if you don't mind.

dive said...

I'm with Bellis; I want to do all those things, too.
Having said that, a native plant sale is a great idea for transforming your yard into a beautiful, low-maintenance paradise.
Splendid photo, too. It's so refreshing to see running water in Southern California. It's not exactly England but it's a start.

Petrea Burchard said...

Well, Dive, those who walk in the lower Arroyo regularly will know I didn't take this one within the last week. Those who handle the water can stop the flow and they've done so recently. I'm not sure why, but I figure they know what they're doing.

Bellis said...

Thanks for posting that, Petrea. Hope you're having a lovely time wherever you are this evening.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks! I'm back and working on tomorrow's post!

Ms M said...

Lovely photo! Such wonderful light.

Susan Campisi said...

One of my friends, a Brit for what it's worth, chastised me tonight for not going to Occupy LA tomorrow. I told her I'd go if she'd walk one of the dogs. So, that's where you might find me and Tommy and Louise tomorrow.

Wonderful news about Rubio Canyon. Happy weekend to all!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Ms. M.

Susan, I'd like to go to that, too, and haven't been yet. What with rushing around to go out of town for a few days this past week, putting posts together, etc. I haven't made it. But I support Occupy LA and the best way to show that is to show up.
Has your British friend gone?

Susan Campisi said...

She has gone, Petrea. And she's been disappointed in the turnout. I'm going to join her with the pooches today.

I just read on Altadena Patch that there's a meeting this morning about the Hahamongna EIR. So that's another thing I'm missing. It really is a packed weekend.

Petrea Burchard said...

ARGH! I can't believe I forgot about that. It's about the sediment removal, a chance for public input. It started at 9:00 over at La Canada Flintridge High school. I've been concentrating so hard on the City Council meeting Monday (swoccer field again, can you believe it?) and forgot about silt.