Thursday, July 31, 2008
The tide comes in rather quickly at Abalone Cove. There were a lot people enjoying the area as we came back across the rocks. One man who had already helped his wife and daughter navigate the rocks came over to give a strong hand to our group. It was nice to see that genuine concern and kindness exhibited by a stranger.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
During low tide this section of the coast, Abalone Cove Nature Preserve, has interesting tide pools. You can find sea urchins, hermit crabs, other crabs, starfish of various colors, sea anemones, and other fascinating creatures. You do need to pay attention to the tide, though, or you might have to wade or swim to get back to
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This lovely sculpture is dedicated to Charlotte Ginsburg in honor of her work and dedication to the preservation of the flora and fauna of our area. She has also been very active in aiding the Palos Verdes Conservancy in their goal of preserving open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The sculpture which is near the corner of PVD South and Ocean Trails Drive was just recently dedicated on Saturday, July 19, 2008.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Palos Verdes Drive South includes a landslide area. There's one "dip" in the road that reminds my grandchildren of a roller coaster. The city is going to repave that area on Monday and Tuesday. Since it's the only way around the south portion of the peninsula, they're giving ample notice to all. You can tell a little about the terrain from looking at the two cars in the background going in opposite directions.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Our street is long and winding. We get our mail delivered to our "rural-style" mailbox even though the curb is only about 100 feet from our front door. This mailbox, a few blocks from my house, is in front of a house belonging to a family that races autos and/or trucks.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
A photographer, at the area where we celebrated my mother's birthday last Wednesday (see the post for July 16), was taking a picture of this great-looking old Harley-Davidson motorcycle for either his friend or client. I loved the contrast of colors.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
You have to pay $5 (U.S.) and walk about one-half a mile to get down to the ocean if you park at the city lot. It's definitely worth the walk. The price isn't bad if you want to spend some time there. Otherwise, you can park for free about three miles away at Ladera Linda Park and walk downhill on the Purple Sage Trail.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This entrance sign, photographed at night, is at the corner of Ocean Trails Drive and Palos Verdes Drive South. The golf course, designed by Peter Dye, was originally called the Ocean Trails Golf Course. Unfortunately, the last two holes fell into the ocean causing financial distress for the owners. Some time later, after the final holes were re-built, Donald Trump bought it, re-did the clubhouse, and opened the course. I'm not a golfer, but it is a beautiful course overlooking the ocean. There are public-access trails that go through it to the ocean. There's also a public parking lot and picnic area adjoining the course.
Friday, July 18, 2008
My mother celebrated her 83rd birthday on July 16 with us here at Royal Palms Park. Mom grew up in Chicago, Illinois, but spent her summers on the coast of Maine. She's always loved being by the ocean. My granddaughter is walking along with Mom to a picnic table where we all enjoyed sitting by the water. Royal Palms Park/White's Point is actually in the part of the City of Los Angeles called San Pedro. It's a relaxing place that my family has enjoyed for lunches and exploration of tide pools for more than 45 years.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
This fence, topped by razor wire, separates our part of Rancho Palos Verdes from the gated city of Rolling Hills. It's at the end of Crest Road which continues to the other side of the hill. Obviously, the typical citizen is denied access, though. My husband and I walk the 2.8 miles from our home uphill to the gate which we jokingly call the "Berlin Wall." Occasionally, I've gotten here and found the gate open, but didn't have the time to see how far I could walk inside the gate. Of course, we don't mean to disrespect the tragedy that the real wall caused for the people trapped behind it.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
This is one of the views from Miraleste Library, a branch of the Palos Verdes Library District. There are large picture windows that allow you to look out and see a portion of Los Angeles Harbor and the city of Wilmington. Check back tomorrow for an outside view of the library.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
"Shakespeare by the Sea" puts on free outdoor plays in our area. Tonight they appeared at Hesse Park in a very funny production of Midsummer Night's Dream. The evening was extremely foggy. The children who ran around at intermission got lost in the fog and only found their way back by following the stage lights.