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