Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Walker in Old LA

Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Monday, December 30, 2013

Pasadena Red Cars

Pasadena -- Yours Truly and wife Amber pose for a quick shot at the Pasadena Museum of History.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Walking 282 Feet Below Sea Level

Death Valley -- Bad Water Basin is the lowest point in North America. A few hours drive to the West stands the highest point in the lower 48 States. It is the starting point of the Badwater 135, taking athletes from Bad Water 135 miles to Mt. Whitney at over 14,000 ft. Next year, however, Death Valley National Park put a moratorium on foot and cycling races through the desert until they can find a way to make it safer.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dog Utterly Dwarfed by Giant Cow

Near Death Valley -- Our dog is taken off-guard by a huge statue of a cow.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hole In The Wall

Mojave Desert -- Winter is a good time to visit our neighboring deserts. In Los Angeles, we are blessed to have both the Mojave (high desert) and Colorado (low desert).

Pictured here are winter visitors exploring the rocky wonderland of Hole In The Wall, about three hours from Los Angeles. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Modern Christmas 50s Style

Altadena, CA -- My wife and I had the great privileged of shooting our dear friend's Christmas card photos for 2013. Each year they have a theme. This year it's all about the 50s.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas Remembered

Pasadena, CA -- For the last decade or more, media, schools and other institutions have been substituting "Merry Christmas" for "Happy Holidays." We are told that by saying "Merry Christmas," it may offend those that may not recognize or celebrate Christmas. Yet I bet most that make that claim receive "Christmas presents."

I am now 52 years old and not once in my travels have I been asked not to mentioned the name Christmas. In fact, I go out of my way to say "Merry Christmas" to all strangers and business customers in Los Angeles.

This year in particular, I've noticed more and more department store employees using the salutation of "Merry Christmas." How refreshing! Those that do say "Happy Holidays," I will usually say "Merry Christmas" back or ask them what holiday they are referring to. In every instance so far..., they smile (as if I gave them permission), and say "Merry Christmas" back to me.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Inside View of One's Kitchen Cabinet

Los Angeles, CA --

Old Town Los Angeles


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spider Woman In The Mud

Acton, CA -- Mud-loving contest of the Hot an Dirty Mud Run slides to the finish line with style. More photos of other runners -- Click Here>>

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday America

Sierra Madre -- "Thank you, all you Vets out there!"


Sunday, June 30, 2013

What Word do You See?

Angeles National Forest (Los Angeles) -- This weekend was supposed to be one of the hottest on record. LA valleys were well over 100F degrees, but high in the mountains above LA, we enjoyed much cooler temps.

About the photo: After completing a long section of our backpack trip (22 miles total) with the Boy Scouts, we all enjoyed telling stories around the campfire. I thought I would snap one shot just for the heck of it. I didn't notice what was hidden in the image until now. I did not manipulate this photo in any way.

Perfect for the weather we are having...

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Food That Blooms

Pasadena -- While taking a walk last night, I came across a flowering artichoke. I don't think I've ever seen one before.

Monday, June 17, 2013

West of Eden

Idlehour, Angeles National Forest -- One of the joys we often partake in is enjoying our local mountain treasures. Here, the waters flow, the birds sing and the insects buzz, filling the canyon with a symphony of music. On this day, we did not see a single person, only the supernatural presents of God--we had Eden to ourselves.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Gatsby Girls

Pasadena at the Fenyes Estate Garden -- Before going to view The Great Gatsby at the movies, these adventurous ladies decided to dress the part and strike their best flapper pose.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Norman Rockwell in the 21st Century

Los Angeles -- Troop 4 in Pasadena will soon celebrate their 100 anniversary; one of the longest continuously-chartered troops in the United States.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Kaleidoscope of Color

Los Angeles -- A local recycling yard displays one days work for a single truck.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Our Backyard

Santa Anita Canyon -- Los Angeles

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Clean Water

Lake Arrowhead, CA

Friday, April 12, 2013

Parked Cars

San Bernardino, CA

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Guess Their Passion

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

House Near Palm Springs

Palm Springs -- A home on the outskirts of Palm Springs sits on an alluvial fan at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Peak (10,834 ft).

Sunday, April 7, 2013

G3 Academy Celebrates 1 Year Anniverasy

Sierra Madre -- G3 Academy of Martial Arts celebrates their 1 year anniversary.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Leaping Lizards!

Pasadena -- Another example of Spring being in the air

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Mod Dog

Pasadena -- I used to be a Mod. I can "Spot" one a mile away...

Monday, March 25, 2013

How Maggots are Made

Spring time in Los Angeles

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Nav Lights on a Boat -- Uneven Sea

She's leans, waves and continues walking

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Why Not?

Sierra Madre, CA -- Some may think, "Why?" I think I am endeared to the scene. I love LA!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Colonial Boy at History Day

Azusa, CA -- Each year, Azusa Pacific University hosts History Day L.A. The annual event encourages kids to create historical exhibits, posters and papers. They can also do performances and documentary presentations on a historical theme. Featured here, a young boy sits patiently as our first President of the United States, George Washington, enlists solders and prepares them for a reenacted battle.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Jurassic LA

Banning, CA -- The Crazy Coyote taco stand draws visitors in a fun and unique way. Age-old marketing ploy along Interstate 10 in the California desert.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Naked Tree Dives Head First into Trail

Pasadena, CA -- Every time I walk past this coast live oak tree, I chuckle.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

 Los Angeles -- High on a trail above Windy Gap, my beautiful wife discovers and presents to me a heart-shaped rock. Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Angels Flight from The Top Down

Los Angeles, CA -- Home of the world's shortest railway.