Saturday, May 31, 2008

Mustard hills...

... Palos Verdes Dr. South in the Portugese Bend area, where the hill is slowly sliding toward the ocean. The yellow plants are a variety of mustard plant, that give color to the So. Cal. coast in early spring.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Reflected Sky ... Watch Friday

A beautiful BT-13 Valiant (basic trainer of 1939 vintage) at Torrance Municipal Airport or Zamperini Field (of the same vintage at the BT). Torrance is just north and down the hill from Palos Verdes.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


A group of Kamikaze Riderz pulled up beside me and then noisily sped away. I snapped this quickly so it's pretty fuzzy. The view is looking West on Palos Verdes Drive North ...yes, East, West & South drives also exist.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "S" is for ...

"S" is for spectacular sunsets.

This one was taken last Monday from Hesse Park, also on Hawthorne Blvd. in Rancho Palos Verdes. We were driving past the park on the way back from dinner and lucked out to see this.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Red, White & Blue ...

... a different version.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

Paying respects at the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall in observance of Memorial Day at the Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Point Vicente

Point Vicente lighthouse is located at the most southwest corner of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, along Palos Verdes Drive West. It's probably the most photographed spot in PV. In the background, 26 miles away, is Catalina Island.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sushi anyone?

Asaka Japanese restaurant in the renovated Golden Cove Shopping Center at end of Hawthorne Boulevard and Palos Verdes Drive West- very popular place for sushi & more.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Afternoon Sky (1st Sky Watch Friday)

It got cold and windy today, at least cold for Southern California, and we even got some rain.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Rooftops from Above

In the center are the same Ridgegate townhome rooftops as posted yesterday ... but this time from a Cessna 172. The photo was taken last Sunday, with my son at the controls as a student pilot (with his instructor, of course) while I enjoyed the sights from the back. A great afternoon for a flight in the LA basin. Not much air traffic, maybe due to the heat, or maybe to the rising cost of fuel.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Flat roofs, South Bay & LA

The flat rooftops are Ridgegate Townhomes, with the view of the South Bay, and in the distance are downtown L.A., tall buildings along Wilshire Blvd, and Century City/Westwood

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Palos Verdes Library

View of the main library from Silver Spur.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Abalone Cove and Portugese Bend

View looking south from a roadside lookout along Hawthorne Boulevard.