Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Up the Coast - Pismo Beach, CA

Here are more coastal views, but further north from Palos Verdes. Photos are from a weekend trip to Pismo Beach in January 2011.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"A Clean, Well Lighted Place" - Chevron Station (2)

Hillside Chevron, Hawthorne Blvd. and Newton, Walteria neighborhood of Torrance
Hemingway's short story with the title used for this post is one of my favorites since I read it in my twenties.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Haggerty's ...

... surf spot off of Paseo del Mar, named after the mansion built on the cliffs in the 1920's (or the Neighborhood Church).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Roxy of RHE

I've been looking through some old e-mails, and came across this one from Randy P. of Rolling Hills Estates from Sept. 2009. It's a lovely shot of their "Border Collie, Roxy, near the entrance to the landfill" and Randy wanted me to share it on PVDP.

Monday, March 14, 2011

High Wire Act over Zamperini Field

My apologies for the bad focus (the wires are not the main subject)...but I did manage to get the high flying WWII vintage war birds into the photo.

I recently finished reading the excellent Unbroken: A WWII Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand, a biography of World War II hero and Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who is from the City of Torrance (PV adjacent.)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Patio Beauty - Red Freesia

Each morning, the fresh scent of the freesia alerts me to its presence and then I stop to look at the beautiful blooms.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Vasquez ROCKS! ... at Agua Dolce

We pass these rocks formations on the way to the soaring field right off of Hwy 14, and finally decided to stop for a closer look.
"This 932-acre park located in the high desert near Agua Dulce Springs and features spectacular rock formations, Tataviam Indian sites, and a seasonal stream. The rocks’ history began in prehistoric times when the sandstone rocks were uplifted at a picturesque angle, showing their jagged red features. In 1874 Tiburcio Vasquez, one of California’s most notorious bandits, used these rocks to elude capture by law enforcement. His name has since been associated with this geologic feature. Among the many films and television show to feature Vasquez Rocks are the “The Lone Ranger”, “Zorro”, “Little Miss Sunshine”, “Bonanza”, “Blazing Saddles”, “Star Trek”, “24”, “The Six Million Dollar Man”, “MacGyver”, “Austin Powers”, Star Trek 11, Numbers and “The Flintstones”. " (Source:  LA County Parks - Vasquez Rocks Natural Area)

Thursday, March 3, 2011