Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011


...all it needs is a few bikers.
Highridge Road, close to home.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Whiskers at home

Hello pretty kitty.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Barrel of Fun (@ the Getty Center, L.A.)

 Views of barrel cacti and others... with hazy LA in the background.
Virginia seemed glad to see me...Hiker, not so much. (Hee-hee!)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mystery Photographer at the Getty Center, LA

... or guess who came for a visit to LA?
For the answer, click on Birmingham (Alabama) Daily Photo.
A group of California bloggers had such a wonderful time exploring LA with Virginia and her host Judy.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Bright Spot

We've had two gloomy days in a row, and I needed a bit of color.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Girls soccer on Sundays for South Bay teams.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Girl's Soccer

San Pedro vs. Torrance in Rancho Palos Verdes, with my friend's daughter in action.
Playing fields, with Catalina Island in the backdrop, on a perfect SoCal fall day

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Who moved my (Grilled) Cheese (Truck)?

In San Pedro, during October "First Thursday Artwalk", where art galleries and other businesses stay open late into the evening. Of the various food trucks, this one had the longest line but I didn't wait in it to taste the food.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


... I liked the diversity of name origins. I have a theory that a candidate's name does play a role in elections, especially with those that don't read up on the issues.
What do you think?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday Morning at the Griffith Observatory

On this lovely, clear and sunny morning, we headed for the hills to look over LA Basin toward Palos Verdes from the Griffith Park Observatory and Planetarium (built in 1935, PWA Classical Moderne in exposed reinforced concrete, according to Gebhard & Winter in An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles).
And the view of the LA with Palos Verdes Peninsula way in the distance (hump in the center) and Catalina Island (hump to the right).

Friday, October 7, 2011

Portuguese Bend Gate House (3/4)

 And beyond the courtyard door was an unexpected find. It seems that the building serves as a chapel now.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Portuguese Bend Gate House (2/4)

And now for the side view.
Oh look, an open door. Hmmm... what should I do?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Portuguese Bend Gate House (1/4)

On Sunday, the banner caught my eye and I stopped for a closer look.
It is on the original gatehouse to the Vanderlip's Villa Narcissa property, which is now at the entrance of a gated community of Portuguese Bend at Narcissa Drive just off of Palos Verdes Drive South.
(More at Maureen Megowan's Secrets about PV Peninsula)
I think that the Portuguese Bend Artist Colony painter Richard M. Humphrey created the campaign banner in support of Mr. Knight for RPV City Council.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cape Cod Modern?

This pretty white house (with an ocean view) caught my eye especially because it is not at all like the many McMansions on the South-West side of Palos Verdes.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Crossing 2 ...

... at the inlet at Abalone - the hard way. She made it just fine.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Crossing ...

... inlet in the cliffs at Abalone Cove.

Saturday, October 1, 2011