Monday, August 31, 2009
From last Wednesday's trip to Catalina Island (a bit of it is shown on the second photo). My son and his friend got to experience parasailing for the first time.
We are still having extremely hot days and the fires in the hills northeast of LA are still raging. Karin, our foothills hiker, is giving updates and a personal perspective of coping so close to blaze in
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
People came to look at the burned area of Forrestal Nature Preserve this afternoon from Del Cerro Park. Last April, I posted this photo from Eagle's Nest which is in the middle of the burned area in the second photo.
"In 'Los Angeles Against the Mountains,' a 1988 installment in the New Yorker series “The Control of Nature,” which was later published as a book, John McPhee described how Southern California’s dry chaparral produces devastating fires." New Yorker-Archive 1988/09/26. Knowing that the fires are part of the natural process does not make them any less frightening.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Like most people, I think lighthouses are very special and especially photogenic. This is the same lighthouse I've previously posted here , but this time with Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro in the background. The photo was taken from Catalina Express catamaran that goes from San Pedro to Avalon on Catalina Island, where we went for a last summer excursion (a day trip) yesterday.
While I've been preparing this post, a brush fire started in Rancho Palos Verdes heading up the hill side from the Trump Golf Course burning mostly in the Forrestal Nature Preserve. It is far away from where we live but it is still concerning and very sad as two homes have already burned in the area.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A cat lover's gravestone at the Greenwood Union Cemetary in Rye.
The original section of the cemetary, dating back to 1837, was named the Union Cemetery of Rye. For years it was run by one family, but currently the cemetery operates under a Not-for-Profit Corporation Law of the State of New York.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Everything at the Bethany Beach Farmer's Market looked scrumptuous - the cave aged cheddar cheese was great with a loaf of wheat bread and with fresh local peaches.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
... Effect: Mighty deep footprints during the morning walk on the beach in South Bethany, Delaware. East coast sand is very soft ... really.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The Rye Park Bathing Pavilion is in the background and a bit of it can be seen in the old picture too.
It was erected in 1908 (Upjohn & Conable, architects, William A. Ward, associate architect, and William J. Mertz, builder)
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Poppy's Cafe on Purchase St. , the main business street in Rye, is where the locals like to eat. The name "Purchase" comes from the purchase of this land from a Mr. Harrison (who bought it from the native Americans) by the Members of the Society of Friends from Long Island in 1724.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
"Playland has the distinction of being America's first totally planned amusement park and prototype for today's successful theme parks. Dedicated as a National Historic Landmark in 1987, Playland has provided family fun since 1928. Often referred to as 'Rye Playland', it is America's only government owned and operated amusement park." (Ref. http://www.ryeplayland.org/)
More on Wikipedia-Playland.
Click to enlarge to see the amazing detail on the light.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
My husband's mother was from Rye, and this was her family home. I think it was built by her grandfather in the 1890's, and her mother lived there until she passed away in 1973.
The building is currently a business and we were very glad to see that it is being maintained so well.
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
It was one of those "Say what?!?" signs near my work in L.B.
"The Survey will use state of the art technology to image and map the geological strata and potential earthquake faults of the Long Beach/Signal Hill area." from lbgeophysical.com
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
The 2nd photo is from our back window on Monday morning - at about 5:45 am. My husband, who walks the dog every morning, alerted me to this one. The photo is with Canon Rebel Xsi (and out of focus on manual focus) - who would of thunk that clouds are not in focus at the exterme setting of the focus dial.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Wayfarers Chapel - Architecture
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
First of the month is CITY DAILY PHOTO's Theme Day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.