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Monday, December 10, 2012

Zen Monday: #224

Monday is the day I ask you to write the caption for the photo. Sometimes I choose the Zen Monday shot because I think it'll be fun, and sometimes I choose it because I don't know what to say.


18 comments:

Clifford Beshers said...

That would make a heckuva roller coaster.

Kris McCracken said...

"I'll bet you didn't know that Salvador Dali spent a summer in Pasadena posing as a Mexican gardener named 'Miquel' in the late-1940s..."

llandudnopictures said...

I'll bet the local squirrels just love that tree!

Susan Campisi said...

Dr. Seuss lived here.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Twisted Sister

-K- said...

Fascinating. I'm a long way from being a botanist but I wonder what made the limb decide to head straight down to the lawn and then change course 180 degrees?

Katie said...

Home of an editor?

Bellis said...

Paddy Palm had dreams of going to Hollywood, so when a movie crew showed up on his street, he tried to draw attention to himself.

Book Dragon said...

that had to have taken a lot of time, was it on purpose? and if not, why was it allowed

first thought? whoa

Vanda said...

Even as a young sapling, George was different than his siblings.

TheChieftess said...

Ours is not to wonder why...

Kalei's Best Friend said...

That would make one heck of an old fashioned swing!.

Ms M said...

"And which house is yours?"
"It's the one with the curlicue tree in front."

What an amazing tree "branching"! Reminds me of a Hot Wheels track. Do the owners put lights on it for the holidays?

savannah said...

wow! xoxo

Petrea Burchard said...

This is a photo from the files. I don't know if they put up holiday lights but it's a good question! Such an unusual tree.

It made me think of Dr. Seuss, too. As I understand it, Theodore Geisel spent some time studying southern California flora. You can really see his drawings when you visit the desert garden at the Huntington.

If I can just remember what street this is on, I'll go back and see if they put up lights.

Dina said...

Barukh Atah Adonai, Eloheinu, Melekh Ha’olam meshaneh habriot.

That's what I would say on seeing this fantastic tree.
It means "Blessed are you, Lord our God, king of the universe, who makes changes in the creatures."
Said when you see an out-of-the-ordinary-looking person or other creature.

Petrea Burchard said...

I've learned some good ones from you, Dina. The one that sticks in my mind (which I'll quote imperfectly) is "Do not look on your neighbor in his shame."

Dina said...

There is a lot of wisdom in the old traditional Jewish blessings and Talmudic sayings.
Glad you remember the good one about looking away. In fact just yesterday I had to do that, during the world Bible contest for adults. One man was forgetting answers to a whole string of questions and I just turned off the volume and switched to another tab for a few minutes.