Friday, July 31, 2009

Police Uniform-- California Style

This police officer is wearing the style of uniform that's often seen in the beach communities.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Michael Jackson Party

I was surprised yesterday to see this bar advertising a MJ party for last night, July 29.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Knit n Cruise

One of the local yarn shops sponsored a two-hour cruise around Alamitos Bay called Knit n Cruise. Participants were encouraged to bring their knitting and lunches to enjoy while
"cruising" around on an electric boat. This part of Long Beach-- not Rancho Palos Verdes-- has residential canals with very expensive homes.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Up Close!

I enjoyed seeing this jumping spider up close.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Important Warning

The notice about not "topping off" is one that I'd not noticed until last week when I was filling up my gasoline tank. Air pollution is a problem exacerbated by gas fumes-- hence the notice.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Shopping for Shoes

This pretty young woman was trying to find hiking boots so she set her sandals aside to try on the boots.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Movie on the Lawn

Our library hosted "Sound of Music" outside on the lawn tonight.  There were more than 100 people there to sing a long and enjoy the movie.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Water at the Mall

This stream is flowing in the local shopping area outside of Pinkberry, a yogurt shop.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Busy Bee in My Rose

I was fascinated at the activity of this honey bee and delighted that I could capture its image.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Disney Topiary

This is one of a series of plants that have been trimmed to resemble animals.  They are at the entrance of the "It's a Small World" ride at Disneyland.

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Does this bathroom sign cover everything that someone might think of?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Backyard Pond

My friends have had to devise something to keep the raccoons from eating the fish in their backyard pond.  They use a net over it at night and pieces of wood embedded with nails.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Epi" Surprise

My poor  "epi" cactus plant has been really neglected and is in a bad location, but it surprised me with a lovely bloom that I discovered yesterday.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Celebrating with my Mother

Today, July 16, is my mother's 84th birthday.  This year Disneyland California is giving free admission to guests on their birthdays, if they've pre-registered.  Mom wanted to go to Disneyland for the first time in about twenty years so we went.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Truth or Fiction?

I was on the island of Kauai, Hawaii last week. The sign was in four pieces when I walked over to it.  I put the pieces together to take the photo.  Some local guys who were near a truck drinking told me that the beach was for everyone and that I could come any time.  I wasn't so sure that they were genuine in inviting me to use the beach, but other tourists were using it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stop? Or Something Else?

This sign has been used by too many people for their own personal messages.  The real message is almost obliterated.  Fortunately, the shape is the standard one for "Stop" here in all of the fifty U.S.A. states.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Colorful Yarns

I love the colors and patterns made by the  yarns in shop.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hollywood Bowl

It's really summer once we can attend a concert at the Hollywood Bowl.  I've been off to the island of Kauai, Hawaii, but will try not to post too many of those pictures.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Circles with Boards

These concrete circles are being stored at the local school district warehouse and waste facility.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Summer Foliage

I don't know the name of this plant, but its colors are vibrant in summer sun.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Empty or Not? Last of the Series

There aren't any cars in the garage so I guess you could say that it's empty-- until you see all of the other stuff.

Empty Driving Range

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Empty Bike Rack and Empty Walking Path

This rack is adjacent to a popular and well-used bike path.  The rack is almost always empty, though.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Empty-- not on Indpendence Day!

The park was empty when I took this photo, but it won't be today, Independence Day, here in the U.S.A.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Empty Parking Lot

Yes, this is California-- land of the automobile, but there are times when our parking lots are empty.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Empty of Life-giving Liquid

Imagine approaching a drinking fountain when you're thirsty and finding out that it's empty!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Empty- first of several

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants This is the first of a series of posts that follow the CDP theme of "empty." Stop by all week for other posts on this theme.Is there anything sadder than an empty mailbox on your birthday?

Wayfarers Chapel

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