Tuesday, September 30, 2008


These people are part of the Sierra Club conditioning hikes that start at the parking lot near Silver Spur Rd. and Hawthorne Blvd.
There are 20-80 people who hike in four different speed groups each Thursday evening all year round.

Sun and Shadows at the Library

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wayfarers Chapel

Here's a view of the altar and front window

Friday, September 26, 2008

Making a Wall

This concrete block wall is being covered with Palos Verdes stone at the entrance of the new Terranea affluent housing development.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Mark Taper Forum

Here's an outside view of the newly remodeled Mark Taper in downtown L.A.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Disney Hall and Emmy Party

This is how Walt Disney Hall (a concert venue) was illuminated for the Entertainment Tonight Emmy party. No, I didn't go. I was just driving by after attending a play.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Clubhouse with Concours Tents

Here's a view looking up at the Trump Clubhouse.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Getting Ready for Palos Verdes Concours d'Elegance

The sixteenth annual Concours d' Elegance is being held at the Trump National Golf Course. I took this picture yesterday while they were getting ready for this charity event. For more information, see www.pvconcours.com

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Last Sunday's View

Here's the view of the coastline from the trails by the Trump.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Trail around the Golf Course

This foot bridge goes over a ravine that runs into the ocean.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Walking around Trump National Golf Course

There are public access paths around and adjacent to the Trump National Golf Course here in RPV. This pond attracts migratory birds at different times of the year.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Fireworks Finale

One of the last treats of summer is the Fireworks Finale at the Hollywood Bowl. This year the L.A. Philharmonic played Mozart, Bach, and Gershwin. The rest of the program was Brian Wilson and his band. There were a lot of old Beach Boys songs.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One of our Protectors

Many people like to bicycle up our twisting road, Palos Verdes Drive East. Still others choose to speed up this hill. Our local law enforcement tries to slow cars down by ticketing speeders on this road. I see this car and its officer almost every Saturday-- sometimes here where I photographed him and sometimes along Palos Verdes Drive South.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Warning Sign

Summer is almost over. Here in Los Angeles County that means the beginning of our worst fire season. So far our weather has been moist and cool. When it turns hot and dry, the brush of our hillsides becomes a real fire hazard-- hence this sign.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

More Stained Glass

This is a view of the side windows. This type of stained glass using a type of mortar instead of leading between the chunks of glass.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Stained Glass

This is the view of the front window of my church, the Rolling Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church. From the lower floor there is a view of the entire Los Angeles basin and the ocean near Redondo Beach. The church is in the City of Rolling Hills Estates, but our neighbors immediately to the west are in the city of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Progress on Neighborhood House

This house that I photographed on July 2 is coming along nicely.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Point Vincente Interpretative Center

This building is reminiscent of a ship with its portholes. It houses a nice collection of natural and historical exhibits. It also is the base of a group of volunteers that counts whales migrating by.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Yes, they still exist!

As one of a small group of non-owners of cell phones, I often look to see if pay phones are still available. This one is in the lobby of our main library.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Fall at the Library

Here's a view of the main library on one recent autumn day.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Do you have an ax?

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes is putting in a storm drain on Palos Verdes Drive South. Apparently, these trees were removed and the wood is free for the taking. You'd need a large truck and/or ax, though.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Painted Cave

We're on a boat coming out of the Painted Cave, Santa Cruz Island, which is one of the deepest ocean caves in the world.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Catalina Island and fountains

This is a different view of a fountain that I photographed a few months ago.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

California Classic Car

This "woodie" station wagon with a surfboard on top is the classic picture of California summer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Hiking on Santa Rosa Island

This is a view of one of the hiking trails that we took last week on Santa Rosa. We were hiking in the national park portion of the island.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

One more from Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland

During certain times of the year, I can see the squid fishing boats from my windows. My self-chosen sister city, Broadford, also has residents who support themselves from the sea.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Sister City Choice for Rancho Palos Verdes- Broadford, Scotland

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As far as I've been able to discover, we don't have a sister city. So I elect Broadford, Scotland on the Island of Skye. This small village, like my city, is on the water and filled with picturesque houses and interesting people. It also has a lively community of artists and craftsmen. Fishing is important there just like in our city. See tomorrow's picture.

Wayfarers Chapel

Wayfarers Chapel
See the archived posts from June about this historic and beautiful chapel.