Friday, December 31, 2010

Lighting the Way into the New Year

Pt. Vicente Lighthouse in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New 2011.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Clear with Snowy Peaks

The best views of the Los Angeles basin are after the seen earlier today. The highest peak is Mt. Baldy, part of the San Gabriel Mountain range.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Variation on a Red Theme (4)

Wet evening at the PV Mall.
Reflection of a red light at Hawthorne Blvd. and PV Drive North before it turned to ...
... green.
We are having alternating rainy and sunny days. Both are welcome.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Variation on a Red Theme (3)

An apartment in Palos Verdes Estates near Malaga Cove Plaza.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010

I Wish You a Merry Christmas

A coral tree with moon by Golden Cove Center.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

'W' is for Wet Winter Week (abc Wednesday)

The Blue Line commuter train, connecting Long Beach to Los Angeles, running along Long Beach Blvd.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Double Melodrama in Long Beach

At Shoreline Village in Long Beach.
We had lunch at a nearby restaurant today, and the rain and reflection made this pale green building very noticable. The Melodrama Theater website promises "Old Fashioned, live entertainment fun for the whole family, with Ragtime piano tunes in a Victorian Style theatre."

Monday, December 20, 2010

I'm not parked...

... just perched.
Hanging-on on a windy day at a turnoff on PV Drive South.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Skies Reflected (Weekend Reflection)

At Peninsula Center shopping area, before the rain started.

Join James' Weekend Reflections at Newtown Area Daily Photo.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Got rain?

We've got lots today and the forecast is for rain thru Christmas.
I'm really enjoying the change in weather, and seeing tots in rainslickers.

Friday, December 17, 2010

You Better Watch Out...

... Santa Claus is coming to town... A darling Christmas stocking knit by my co-worker for her youngest baby grand-daughter's 1st Christmas.

Thank you to Brattcat at Brattleboro Daily Photo for the post idea.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Toward White Point

 View of White Point from PV Drive East - where a Hot Springs resort was located by the water from 1920's to early 1930's.
1922 photo - curtesy of the PV Library - Local History- Photo collection

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

'V' is for Verified and in a VW (abc Wednesday)

Today was the last milestone for the year for our son - passing his driver's lisence test...which he did. So no more "Drivers Wanted" for our VW Karmann Ghia.
Thank you all for the congratulations to him and the encouraging comments.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Book Sale Today - Malaga Cove Library

I received an early Christmas present from my friend TJ today - a Kindle e-book reader which works just beautifully. But this doesn't mean that I won't be going to the monthly library book sales.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Going solo...

Our son after his first solo in a powered airplane, at Torrance Airport, Sunday, December 12.
The tall buildings of Los Angeles, some 20 miles away, and the San Gabriel Mountains are in the background. He had excellent weather for his solo - a very clear and warm day.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Where is your Hungry Hippo?

Ours is in the courtyard of 777 Silver Spur office complex, in Rolling Hills Estates - such a fun discovery. It reminded me of the childrens' game "Hungry, Hugry Hippo" which my son liked to play when he was 3 or 4.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

'U' is for Underside of USAF C-17

On Monday, after my son's last checkout flight, we had another treat with the C-17 Globemaster III - the USAF cargo aircraft - fly directly over Crystalaire airport. I assume it was heading back to its home base -March Air Reserve Base (as designated by the tail flash), in Riverside, CA.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Got Wings?

Our son got his private glider (sailplane) pilot license today and took me up as his first ride.
Definitely a day to remember!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

A Night at the (LA) Opera

Cast of Rigoletto - Los Angeles Opera - 5 Dec 2010
More like a superb afternoon at the opera, from the cheap seats in the upper balcony. The singers were just wonderful - especially George Gagnidze in the title role, Sarah Coburn as Gilda (such an exquisite voice from a pettite, pretty woman), and Gianluca Terranova as Duke of Mantua (dashing enough to almost understand why every woman the Duke courts falls totally in love with him).
To add to the experience, the sets with the clean lines and lighting of bright, primary colors, were a real visual treat (scenery by Michael Yeargan and lighting by Mark McCullough).

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CAVE CANEM -- Connected

Contrary to how it may seem, this mosaic is actually in Palos Verdes. It is one of three in front of a treasure of a house of Dr. Carlo Davis, the son of the architect Walter Swendell Davis. A while back, I was able to find out about the house in the Palos Verdes Library's Local History Room, but it wasn't until now that I discovered that this mosaic is a good replica of the "Beware of the Dog" mosaic floor from Pompeii. Which brings me back to the PV Library (and the Friends of the Library monthly book sale) where I picked up a short, really well written The Story of Archaeology (1958 edition) by Agnes Allen, with nice illustrations by Jack Allen -- with a drawing of THE dog on page 204. I love when one discovery connects to another and another...

Friday, December 3, 2010

Coastal Views - PVDP on Travel

Portland Island, England from The Cove House Inn - 20 October 2010
Even though this coastline is very far from here, this view gave me a similar feel to being on the cliffs of Palos Verdes on a sunny but cool winter day.
The Cove House Inn was an excellent place for lunch - besides the lovely view, a really pleasant stone-walled dining room, they served the best scallops I'd ever eaten.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Out of Space

Blogger says I need more Gigs
Jus' askin' 5 bucks a year
No breaking piggy for that
Yup, I'm all set!


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Theme Day: Time & 'T' is for Time (abc Wednesday)

From my World Center to your World Center: Take time...

Click HERE for my favorite "Time" post by Piskie (Clare) of Folkestone Daily Photo.

The 1st of the month is Theme Day at the City Daily Photo community of blogs: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.