Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Contest

There was a pumpkin-carving contest at school this week.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hallowe'en Present

I love making things for my grandchildren. I made a pillowcase for each of them to use on their bed and to take trick-or-treating if they so choose.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Autumn Display

These decorations were outside of a local nursery. They were having a sale on plants and a pre-sale on fruit trees and rose bushes.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Election Posters

We vote next Tuesday for city council, school board and library board members.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

High Tea in Hong Kong

During my first visit to Hong Kong my daughter took me to tea at the historic Peninsula Hotel. A few weeks ago she took her daughter for the same treat.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Production is Ending

The movie that is being shot by Warner Brothers is ending. Last night we could see the bright lights that indicated that they were filming. Today, there's evidence that they're packing up.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Election Time in RPV

I couldn't figure out the meaning of this large banner when I first saw it a few weeks ago. When I looked at the fence in front of it, I realized that it is promoting two candidates for RPV city council. The local election is on Tuesday, November 3.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Paving Palos Verdes Drive South

This road traverses ground that is constantly moving. Our roads department is repaving sections at a time. It's the only way in and out of some neighborhoods so they can't do it all at once.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wind Damage

Last week's rainstorm not only knocked over our patio umbrella, but bent the metal spokes of the support. The metal at the top of the picture should make a straight angle. Instead it is bent.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Agricultural Concern

There's a new pest that we're trying to keep away from California citrus. We came home to this trap on our Meyer lemon tree in our front yard.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Promenade at the Port

I love walking along this pathway adjacent to the Port.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More Work on the Movie Set

Another week's work has been done on this movie set. Apparently, there will be some inside scenes, too.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Long Beach Marathon 2009

Yesterday was the 25th Long Beach Marathon. There were more than 20,000 people who participated in the marathon, half-marathon, and the 5K races.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Another Fire

This fire started this afternoon in a nearby city. The smoke was visible for miles, though.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Why Didn't I Get a Trim, Too?

Some of these grasses got trimmed while others didn't. Hmm?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sunny Afternoon on Promenade

Here's a view of the interactive fountain on the Gateway Promenade adjacent to the Port of Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Roadside Food

This prickly pear cactus with its edible fruit and leaves is growing right next the parking lot where the movie set is being built. "Nopales" is the Mexican food made from the fleshy leaves-- after the needles are removed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Interior View of the "Asian" Building

It's interesting to see how little is behind the facade of a movie set.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Another View!

A close-up of this "Asian" building-- part of a movie set

Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's A Movie Set!

Last week I posted some pictures of something unknown. I stopped there again to see what had developed. I was told that it's part of a movie set. I should have guessed that since our coastline and its nearby vacant areas are frequently used.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not Hong Kong, Nor New York

This set of high rise buildings in downtown Long Beach reminds me of New York, Chicago, or Hong Kong rather than Southern California. There are right across of the Long Beach Convention Center, though.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Vincent Thomas Bridge

This is a different view of the bridge, but you can still see the lights.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Still Not Sure

I still am not sure what this will be when it's finished. (See yesterday's posts.)

Wayfarers Chapel

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