Saturday, March 19, 2011

See You There


Stuff was blooming all over the neighborhood yesterday. Those orange things that like the shade. And the flower bushes that come in pink and white. Little starry flowers that grow right up in peoples' lawns. Yellow bloomlets and bright, bright purple ones that are sort of fuzzy.

You will note I use the technical terms.

The San Gabriel Valley Blogger's potluck, "Primavera in Altadena 2011," is today. The Altadena bloggers put it together. How nice of them! If you're reading this, you're invited. It's at Farnsworth Park in Altadena. You can't miss Farnsworth Park. Just drive up Lake Avenue until forever, and it'll be on your left at Mount Curve Ave. Bring something to share--you know, food-wise.

Or you could bring a bouquet.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Luck and Lush

This is the closest I could find to shamrocks.

Americans love St. Patrick's day. Thousands of other world holidays don't get nearly as much attention here, but we like this one because we like beer and today we give ourselves permission to drink a lot of it. It gets a bit complicated in the Los Angeles area, what with strict drunk driving laws and a public transportation system that's seriously lacking. But Pasadena's got a decent bus system, so drink up!

You might also want to get your lawn soused one more time today, and your outdoor potted plants, too, because tomorrow we begin our ten days of no outdoor watering. This isn't just a warning to save water for the heck of it. We'll have 40% less water beginning Friday, March 18th through 8am March 28th. So please be nice and give up your share. It's only ten days and we even have rain predicted.

Here's more information.

It's a darned good thing we don't have a beer shortage.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Last time I posted about the Hahamongna Watershed Park Advisory Committee meeting, folks asked me to remind them about the next one. Thanks to Rosa Laveaga, I have the info:

The next meeting of the HWPAC will be
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:
Flintridge Retreat Center, Room 117
236 W. Mountain Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
(across from Pasadena City Yards)

The committee meets the fourth Tuesday of every other month at 6pm. The location varies. But you can mark your calendars for next week as well as for May 24th, and put a little reminder on your smart phone or whatever you use. Close to meeting time, you can also check the city's HWPAC page for info, including location and agenda.

I like this picture but it reminds me of black lace. Unfortunately black lace reminds me of a bad boyfriend; fortunately he's long gone.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sunlight Through Poo Bag

I hesitate to tell you my husband was the inspiration for this photo, lest you get the wrong impression. But John sees things, and teaches me to see things, from an artist's perspective and not as my preconceived notions expect them to be.

John holds up the dog poo bag to the sun and suggests I take a picture. This is the result of our collaboration.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Zen Monday: #137

On Zen Monday, I ask you to experience the photo and tell us, in the comments, what you've learned.

(Your first Zen Monday? Tell us what the photo makes you think of. There's no right or wrong, no hidden secret, no prize. Just have fun.)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Who Is It?

Who ran up and down the fence until we were past?

Who barked at Boz until he had a Mohawk?

Who (apparently) had his way with a slipper?

Who growled viciously to let me know what fer?

Who got all cuddly and waggy when the camera pointed his way?