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Monthly Archives: May 2011
This afternoon I witnessed a tender romance blossoming around the bird feeder by our pool. You, gentle reader, will get a chance to peek in on two lovebirds shyly looking for closeness and perhaps a little passion in this sometimes cold and … Continue reading
Los Angeles Pierce College has a large, well-tended garden with cacti, native flora, and a small lily pond. It’s like a miniature Huntington Gardens. They also have some of the friendliest bees I’ve seen.
A recent rain, an onshore flow, and a moody sky promised interesting light, so I hurried up the hill and found this path, which seemed to lead to paradise.
I love Southern California, especially this year, when we have had ample rain and tenacious cool weather with winds from the ocean. I took these photos May 22, 2011 in Topanga State Park, at the south end of Reseda Boulevard–a … Continue reading
When I began writing this, on the afternoon of May 21, 2011, the time was fast approaching when Harold Camping predicted that the world would end—or at least be badly damaged—in a horrible earthquake. Well, the world hasn’t ended yet, but … Continue reading
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” That sentence–a key statement of … Continue reading
More of the bird feeder in our back yard. I love the orange bird, which I’ve since learned is a house finch, or Carpodacus mexicanus. I love its song, its markings and its spirit. This one appears to be the … Continue reading
Before his passing, my dear old friend Gerry Keston told me that one of the best decisions he ever made was having all his teeth pulled and getting dentures. For several years, I thought about following suit, and not just because … Continue reading
This is a series of photos I took out our back window at a bird feeder. A large blue bird (which–I have since learned–is a Western scrub jay, or Aphelocoma californica) had flown in and chased away all the smaller … Continue reading
I took these this afternoon with my old camera, my trusty Canon xti, which has endured almost as much abuse as my teeth.