Thursday, December 31, 2009

Fountain Changes

Here's what the fountain looks like with the "fans" going.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Music at the Fountain

Here's what the fountains looked like on a cool December evening this week.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Bridge Reflection

The Fantastic Fountains at the Port of Los Angeles are dramatic in the evening.

Monday, December 28, 2009

December Flowers

Narcissus is the birth flower for those born in December.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Common Scene-- Oranges

This house in a low income neighborhood has a prolific orange tree in the yard. This is still a common occurrence in my city. It's always lovely to see California oranges growing in December.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

More Christmas Eve

Here's two views of the interior of Wayfarers Chapel on Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, 2009!

We attended the candlelight service at Wayfarers Chapel even though we're not members there. The service is a simple one of scripture reading, prayer, and carols. It always concludes with the congregation singing "Silent Night, Holy Night" to candlelight. The glass ceiling reflects the lights and blends with the night sky.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Southern California "Snowman"

It's been cold here the last few days, but not cold enough for snow. Here's a "snowman" made out of what we call "tumbleweeds," because they roll around on windy days. I used to see a lot of them when I was a girl, but I guess most of them have been eradicated with fewer vacant lots around. The eyes are made out of pine cones (from the tree in the background) that were sprayed black. The snowman was painted white. Normally, tumbleweeds are beige.

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Public Service Message

I'm surprised that this simple warning is necessary. The public agencies are trying to ensure the H1N1 doesn't spread, though. This is a MTA that is carrying the message.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yes, there are still pay phones.

This pay telephone is at the Abalone Cove Shoreline Park-- adjacent to a major thoroughfare.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Santa Claus Came to RPV

Santa Claus, accompanied by several L.A. County Sheriff vehicles, came to our street last night.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sunset over the Island of Santa Barbara

This time of the year, we can see the Island of Santa Barbara-- especially at sunset.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas via the Internet

We got to watch our family members in Hong Kong open their Christmas presents from us via the Internet (Skype). It was a lot of fun. They're going to in the Philippines on Christmas so we started their celebration early.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Point Vincente Interpretative Center

This is part of the display in the entry of the Interpretative Center. We attended a dinner there tonight.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Winter Coastal View

The clear weather that we have in December gives us wonderful ocean view.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Terranea Resort at Night

We enjoyed sitting at Nelson's-- the sports bar at Terranea-- visiting with our adult children. On the way in, we passed the fountain which looks a little menacing at night.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Berlin Wall Installation in Los Angeles

This is the largest installation of a portion of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. It sits across the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wilshire Boulevard.

The panels have been painted by artists reminiscent of what was done in Berlin beginning in 1984. The entire thing is forty feet long.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Stimulus Money at Work

Palos Verdes Drive South and West (a major thoroughfare) is being repaired using federal funds.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Whale Watch

We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon this week on the ocean. We saw two or three blue whales, seven or eight fin whales, and more than forty dolphins. Our family had a great time seeing these mammals that we'd seen from a distance from our patio.

Wayfarers Chapel

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