Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Night Hike

Each Thursday night between 20 and 80 people participate in the Sierra Club conditioning hikes.
This was part of our view tonight. These are some of the lights of Los Angeles as seen from the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

Port of Los Angeles

This is the main entrance to the Port of Los Angeles-- one of the busiest ports in the world.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Cabrillo Way Marina

This is a new marina that has been created not far from the current Cabrillo Marina.

Friday, January 21, 2011

America Still Mourns!

This large American flag at a shopping center is flying at half-staff in honor of those killed in Arizona two weeks ago.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Math Chalk Drawings

Here is one of the chalk drawing problems on the sidewalk adjacent my building that my Algebra II students did today, Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Preserving Flora and Fauna

This preserve is adjacent to the Trump National Golf Course which used to be just open space before Peter Dye designed the golf course.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Is It Safe?

I have to drive under this freeway overpass each day on my way to work. The work going on makes me wonder about my safety.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Experimental Bread

I've been making bread for more than forty years-- by hand, not by a bread machine. Last year I discovered a cookbook that had a new strategy for making artisan-type breads. This bread, a walnut raisin loaf, is ready to be baked. I use a cast-iron Dutch oven inside of my regular oven. It's a fun technique that makes a wonderfully chewy bread.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Distant Isles

Although this looks like a mountain range, the peaks in the background are some of the islands that are part of the Channel Islands National Park. Today, I could see Anacapa and Santa Cruz Islands. I think some of the others are visible, too. Sunset is the best time of day to see this distant islands that are 60-70 miles away.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Chinese Figure Head

This figure head of a Chinese woman or goddess is in the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sculpture in the Rain

This sculpture is in front of MOLAA-- the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Funny Adult

This adult decided to copy the children who were jumping over the fountain spigots.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reflection in Car Window

The Prius that I photographed earlier had this nice reflection of the palatial homes across the road. It has a funny license plate, too. I wonder what the story is behind it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Transportation Contrasts

These cars, one a gas-guzzling Corvette and the other a hybrid Prius, were parked side by side overlooking the ocean and the Trump National Golf Course. I wonder if they belong to two different drivers from the same family.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Back Yard Fun

I experimented with my camera to get this photo of a flower growing in my yard.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Close-up of Santa Barbara

I can see the Channel Island National Park, especially the Island of Santa Barbara, mainly in the winter. It's quite far away from my patio here i Rancho Palos Verdes-- I think more than sixty-two miles. I love the way it looks at sunset.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January Sunset

The many storms of this winter have brought wonderful clouds and sunsets. I was home in time to see this scene from my bedroom window.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Epiphany Tradition

In 1997, we spent January 6, Epiphany, in Barcelona, Spain. Around midday we passed a bakery where many people were buying a festive bread. We, my husband and my daughter who was spending her junior year of college at the University of Barcelona, didn't know what was going on, but I bought a small loaf of the bread for us. Later, I learned that the bread is called by Mexicans, Rosca de Reyes. We're going to enjoy it here in Southern California-- far away from Espana!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bridge Repair

The Vincent Thomas Bridge is being retrofitted!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bunker from WWII

This bunker is accessible from the one of the newest nature preserves on the peninsula. It was used during WWII to overlook the Pacific Ocean.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Aftermath of the Rain

Our storm before Christmas brought down this huge pine tree!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Last Day of 2010

We enjoyed a hike in Topanga Canyon State Park-- before the rains started again. We were trying to get to Eagle Rock, but the Musch trail was so muddy that it slowed us down.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

January Theme Day "Best Photo of 2010"

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

It was hard to choose just one photo. I have several favorites. This one, though, of a new father caresses his newborn son seems most appropriate for the new year. Happy New Year, 2011. May this year bring much joy, peace, and love to all of us.

Wayfarers Chapel

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