Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Geology or Palenthology?

This part of the rocky shore reminds me on the backbone of a dinosaur.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Not the desert-- it's Rancho Palos Verdes

I spotted this cactus not far from the trail that I pictured yesterday-- right in view of the ocean.  We have such diversity in RPV.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

One of Our Local Canyons

This canyon is accessed from Ladera Linda Community Park.  It's off the Quartz Trail, not far from home here in Rancho Palos Verdes. You can go much farther than 1/3 mile by taking a series of trails.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Wildflowers on the Second Day of Spring

We took a hike in the local San Gabriel Mountains in Altadena and found a lot of spring wildflowers.  I wish I knew the name of this one.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Evening Hikers

There are sixty to eighty individuals who hike each Thursday night from the corner of Silver Spur and Hawthorne Blvd.  The trails that surround this urban area go into canyons, on to bluff tops, or uphill.  All of the trails take us to places where city life is easily forgotten.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Film Crew

This crew was making a television commercial for teens on a high school campus.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I think it's hilarious that this sign on the gas pump was necessary.  What do you think?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Heavy Surf

The storm that brought a bit of rain early Sunday morning also brought heavy surf and some high waves.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Art in the Library

Local children who attended free art classes at the Palos Verdes Art Center created this pictures.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Lines and Sky

Enjoy the lines of the library building and our beautiful sky.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


This fountain is powered by a solar panel. It was designed and built by an environmentally-concerned high school student.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Flower Clock

It was a little past 6:30 p.m. when we walked past the flower clock next to our local mall.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

St. Patrick's Day

There were a lot of people garbed in green for Sunday's  St. Patrick's Day 5K run including these two children and their dog.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Late Winter Day

You can see that the mustard flowers are starting to bloom in our shoreline park.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Runners Helping the Homeless

This group, "Take it 2 the Street," collected used shoes from runners at the St. Patrick's Day 5K run in Redondo Beach today.  They donate the shoes to a homeless individuals in the Los Angeles area.  Most runners (and walkers) retire their shoes while they're still quite usable.  It's a great way to help those who will get a lot of wear out of otherwise discarded shoes.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Happy Pi Day!

Today, March 14, 3/14, is Pi Day!  It's the day that we, math geeks, celebrate the irrational number, pi.  Just in case you've forgotten, pi is the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of any circle.  Pi also appears with the numbers "e" and "i" in some situations.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Student Chalk Math Work

My students used sidewalk chalk to write out solutions to math problems today.  It was a lot of fun for them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Signs of Spring

These flowers are almost finished even though spring hasn't officially arrived.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring in Southern California

Spring hasn't officially begun, but that hasn't stopped our fields from bursting out in green.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Firehouse Patterns

These fire hoses, neatly coiled, make an interesting pattern.  Being inside the fire house while voting gave me a unique close-up view.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Young California Hikers

These little hikers decided that making roads in the dirt was more fun than continuing along the trail.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


Last Tuesday we had a local election.  This time my polling place was our local fire station.  I liked seeing the fireman's boots lined up next to the exercise equipment.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Birthday Rhubarb Pie

Today is my husband's birthday.  He requested a homemade rhubarb pie.  (For those of you outside of North America, rhubarb is a plant that grows large leaves with big stalks.  The stalks are what you cook in a pie.  The stalks are often red-- hence, the color of the pie.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Whale of a Day

Each year there are many activities for a Whale of a Day.  March is a great time to see gray whales migrating northward from Baja California where they give birth to their young.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cheerful California House

I passed this house after a trip to the recycling center.  It was so cheery that I had to turn around to take the photograph.  I love the colors that the owners used.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Someone Else's House

I like the lines of this house that looks out over the ocean.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cruise Ship and Point Fermin

We could see this cruise boat and another one heading out to see as we walked along the top of the bluffs in San Pedro recently.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Picnic on the Rocks

This family group was having a barbecue on the flat rocks while the tide was out last Saturday afternoon.  Their food smelled delicious.  They jokingly offered to give my friend and I some of it when it was done.  It was a very warm day for the last day of February.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Theme Day "Glass"

This collection of old glass bottles held syrups.  They were shaped like rockets to promote space travel back in the middle of the twentieth century here in the U.S.A.

Wayfarers Chapel

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