Thursday, November 1, 2012

Theme Day: Water's Edge

 sometimes the watershed is wet

Conveniently timed with City Daily Photo's theme day, Pasadena's Department of Water and Power**, in collaboration with the Pasadena Museum of History, is launching a free exhibit at the Central Library entitled, Celebrating Pasadena's Water Centennial.

We live at the "water's edge" in Pasadena and that edge is receding, so I'm grateful for this extended opportunity to learn about where we stand.

  sometimes the watershed is dry

City Daily Photo has a new website! I used to give you a count of our worldwide members, but when we lost our previous site we lost our main way of staying in contact. And apparently many of those blogs were not active. Right now, Julie from Sydney, Australia is working with Peter from Sunshine Coast Daily Photo (also in Oz, thanks for the corrections, folks) to put it all back together. As of today's count, they had re-recruited 211* active blogs.


*see Julie's comments
**see Ann's comment

26 comments:

Peter said...

Love the contrast in your selection, thanks for the comment too. A different Peter, from somewhere in Oz, helped with the CDP blog. Love to take the credit but ... happy blogging!

Dina said...

The new exhibit should use your photos; you have so faithfully documented the changing watershed in all seasons over the years.

Julie said...

Would you please link your post to the Theme Day page on the City Daily Photo portal at http://citydailyphoto.org/index.html
Unlike the previous portal, this one does not automatically link you, but requires you to go in and enter your own details into a Linky. If you enter anything incorrectly, I will come through and fix it up for you.

Julie said...

Peta, the engineroom of the portal is Peter Hyndman from Sunshine Coast Daily Photo which is in the state of Queensland about 1200 kms from where I am in Sydney. We are over the 300 mark in members now.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Peter! I'll fix the link, as I have the info from Julie now. (I still like your blog, too.)

Julie, yes, as I understand it I can't link until my post is up, and I prepost, so now that I'm up as well I can do it!

Dina, thanks. I believe the Department of Water and Power has many historical photos, and I look forward to seeing those.

Bellis said...

Sure wish there was some water in it now. Driest I can ever remember.

Petrea Burchard said...

I think it's still pretty damp from recent rains, Bellis. I have photos from times when the ground was so parched near the dam that it broke into chips.

altadenahiker said...

nice golds in the second.

Ann Erdman said...

For the record, Department of Water and Power (DWP) is Los Angeles; ours is called Pasadena Water and Power (PWP).

We are so fortunate to have a community-owned water and power utility that has local supplies, local governance and low rates.

Congratulations to PWP for 100 years of providing water to this community (the 100th power anniversary was im 2007), and double congratulations to Erica Rolufs, PWP's communications manager, for doing such a great job with community outreach. She will have a blessed event soon -- her baby is due any day now!

Bellis said...

I'm so confused about all the vested interests in the water flowing into, through, and beneath Hahamonga. I can never work out if PWP, DWP, or LA County Flood Control "own" it. Ann, maybe you can help some more?

LOLfromPasa said...

Isn't Pasadena just the best. It is super that you bring to our attention what is going on, Petrea. I love the news together with your photos!!!!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Ann, I made note in the copy.

It is confusing, Bellis. Maybe we should go to the exhibit together and see what we can figure out.

Thank you, LOL!

This is Belgium said...

great pictures and I love water edge shots, what a shame we do not have any in Brussels but I guess that our North sea makes up for it

LONDONLULU said...

Such a terrific photo duo for theme day! Love the contrast and a good reminder of the changes nature can bring, especially with recent havoc on the east coast.

Robert Geiss said...

These are indeed very fine pictures !

Please have a good new month.

daily athens photo

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, This is Belgium, and I suppose a whole sea should be plenty, but when it's not right in town it's not so easy!

Lulu, they are having such a hard time. I've been looking at pictures. It looks pretty bad.

Thank you, Robert! It's always nice to see you around the blogs.

Shantaram said...

Those are very nice pictures. Always lovely to see Pasadena through your eyes!

Adele said...

Lovely photos, Petrea. The contrast is amazing. THanks for the tip on the exhibit. I'm definitely going to go. You and PA are going to keep me busy!

Petrea Burchard said...

Hello, Shantaram, thank you! Stop by any time.

Adele, I'm glad the exhibit interests you. The library is lovely, too, so there's plenty to see.

Ann Erdman said...

About half of Pasadena's water supply is local from a huge underground water table. There are water wells all over town, hiding in plain sight! The other half is piped in per contract with Metropolitan Water District (MWD). Los Angeles Department of Water and Power does not supply any of our water, nor does L.A. County.

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Ann. That underground table would be the Raymond Basin, yes? And is MWD cutting us down as they are doing with other customers? --Wait! Don't answer! I'll find out at the exhibit.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Have a great month!

Tanya said...

i agree with whoever said that they should use some of your photos!

Petrea Burchard said...

Thank you, Valladolid!

Nice of you, Tanya! I look forward to seeing what they've got, especially the historical stuff.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a contrast and it is so important to understand our water supply and what we may be doing to it. I hope that you will keep us informed on this area.

Bises
Genie

Petrea Burchard said...

Thanks, Genie. I'll do my best.