Saturday, September 17, 2011

Still a Good Idea!

Times and fashions have changed, but this is still an important message.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Need Soap?

When was the last time you could buy a bar of soap for 5 cents? My grandmother always used Lifebuoy soap. (This sign was at the NYC Transportation Museum.)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Remember These?

Did you ever use a Mac in the 1980s?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Strange People

Which of these people would you invite to your home for dinner?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Beautiful Penmanship

This beautifully-written is in the MOMA in New York City. It was copied by a Vietnamese man who didn't speak or read English.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September Eleven-- Remembrance Day

This sign, which I saw in Rome last month, made me wonder about the person who made it. Did she or he lose a loved one during the tragic event? Or did the person just feel sorrow for those who experienced this catastrophe
personally? I'll never know, but appreciate the sentiment.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Photo from Rome

Here's an interesting sign from Rome, Italy. It's relevant to this weekend.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I love the deep yellow of this rose. Too bad the insects love it, too.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Reflections in the Window

What's inside the window and what is outside? What do you think?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Another View of the Lighthouse

This view of the Point Vicente Lighthouse is from the Interpretative Center. You can barely see Catalina Island in the background. Some days you can see if very clearly. Other times, like this day, it's hidden by the marine layer.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

My Birthday/ Church Message

Today is my birthday, but I'm out of the country. If I were at home, I'd be at church. This is the sign that is often projected at the end of the service.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wedding on the Coast or Just Pictures?

This couple was posing for pictures here in the park. It wasn't obvious if they'd had their wedding here or were just taking the pictures.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Early Morning Runners

Running is a popular pastime here in RPV.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Late Night Traffic

The traffic on the San Diego Freeway, the 5, was horrendous on the way back from San Diego the weekend of ComicCon. I was the driver, but I was sitting still when I snapped this picture.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Renovation at Miraleste Library

Our library branch which has a fantastic view of the Port of Los Angeles is being remodeled this summer. Here's one phase of it.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

News Covering Crime

This news truck, from two different television stations, was covering the discovery of a murder victim in here on the coast in RPV.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Enjoying the View from Sunset Park

Another beautiful day in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Construction in RPV

These trucks are part of a construction crew that is making a huge drainage device to maintain the hillside, I think.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Litter Birds-- Not Litter Bugs

These birds were having fun trash digging. They'd made quite a mess on the walking path above the Trump National Golf Course.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Traffic Congestion on PV Drive East

This construction vehicle brought the downhill traffic to a crawl on our two-lane road with switchbacks.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hummingbird at Dinner Time

Contrary to the common opinion, hummingbirds do perch-- sometimes for quite a while. This one sat here for seven minutes, flew away, and then came back to sit a while longer.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Patio of Cafe

This pretty planting is one of many at Marmalade Cafe.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1956 Thunderbird

One of the great things about having no snow is that cars last longer. The absence of salt on the roads during the winter contributes to the undercarriage of our cars not rusting like they do in some other places.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Pleasure of Summer

The local mall has this wonderful fountain that the children enjoy during the summer months.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Program at the Library

Our public library has a number of great summer reading programs.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Three Female Friends

These girls were enjoying the ocean view and being together.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Three Friends

These baseball players were hanging out a few feet from where I took yesterday's picture. I teased them about being a long way from a baseball diamond. They were happy to pose for this picture. They'd won their game earlier in the day.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bridge at the Willmington Waterfront Park

This biking-path bridge echoes the rigging of a ship. It's right across from the Port of Los Angeles.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wilmington Waterfront Park

Here's a picture of the newly-opened park. It has a great view of the container ship facility, wide playing fields, and a bike path.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mom's Birthday

My mother turned 86 today and celebrated with her church family. She is a Seventh-day Adventist and attends church on Saturday. She's the official grandmother of a congregation that is English-speaking, but also has a large number of Spanish speakers. She doesn't speak Spanish, but is well-loved by everyone anyway.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Moon Rise over the Pacific Ocean

I almost got a ticket trying to get this photo. I stopped at the entrance to the archery range on Palos Verdes Drive South. The sheriff came along, pulled up behind me with his lights flashing, and got out of the car. After asking me if there was a problem, he informed me that this was a no parking area at all times. Fortunately, he let me get into my car and drive away. The picture was worth the scare, though.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dudamel and Lang Lang at the Hollywood Bowl

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and pianist Lang Lang provided a wonderful concert of Russian music at the Hollywood Bowl. They're performing the same concert tonight. A group of us from Rancho Palos Verdes went there by bus on Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Heirloom Tomatoes

Vine-ripened tomatoes are one of the best things to eat in the summer.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Kettle Corn

I love the kettle corn that's prepared at our local Farmers' Market.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Foggy Evening from Our Patio

My fifteen-year grandson was intrigued by this view shortly after sunset.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

24/1 contest

The Los Angeles Music Center had a photo contest. The object was to tell a story about Los Angeles through three to ten pictures that you took over a 24-hour period. Each photographer could enter three stories. Here's a picture that was taken at the event where the photos were displayed and individuals could vote.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Jacaranda Time, 2011, #1

The month of May brings the blooms of hundreds of jacaranda trees in our city and the surrounding ones.

Oblivious to the Problem

These children who were at the protest rally were more concerned with having fun than protesting.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wayfarers Chapel

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