Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween - boo!

A couple of days filled with pumpkin picking...

and dress ups in characters of the likes of Spidermen, Cinderella and the Terminator ...

Whether it be at Underwood Farms in Moorpark, CA

or an elementary school....

No shortage of pumpkins and imagination here....

May the spirit be with you....

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Full October light

Not to put too fine a point on it....

but the light is
amazing in October.

Fernalicious patterning

Glowing pumpkins

fresh corn whiskers

Hi beams on

Foragers on the move

Sun flowers glaring at the sun

all at rambling speeds

= one fine breath of a day

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fog bound

"The fog creeps in on little cat feet"...
(Carl Sandberg)

and leaves you misty,

bogged down

wondering where it begins and ends...

A confab of government vehicles, red and poised for a slow up, down by the overhead.

But I like this quote...

The fog is like a cage without the key...(E. Wurtzel)

Who's getting out today....

It's the sun that breaks the routine.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Streisand's plunder

Barbra Streisand unloaded a bunch
of her 'excess' antiques....I took a looky loo and was amazed at the STUFF!

From a Stickley cabinet ($15K) to that Dirk Van Erp Lamp pictured left (went for $30K), and loads of long, movie star gowns and furry grands, and lots of wicker lady loungers.

I took pix with my cellphone, but can't download them onto a Mac....

She put forth her collection as fundraising objects for her Foundation....

A nice mitsve...good deed indeed.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Upstairs by the Chinese Lantern - artwalk in Pasadena

Walking through the Pasadena Playhouse district,
open galleries and museums welcome art devotion

Lanterns buoyed in the sky

Celebrations at the Pacific Asian Museum

Red balls of color

framed in leaded windows...

ode to joy....

Umbrellas swirl

Man made fritti

Buddha by the by...

Pasadena Museum of California art with it's incredible collection of Wayne Thiebold's art, spanning a career of over 50 years.

Cake lovers feast on high-key colors.

Final descent through LA's profusely busy roads and freeways...

Dusky skies

an abundance of vapor lights......

and the snaking through of back lights...

Drop down into the green gully...

and home free...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

LA County Fair - gastronomical & animal lovers paradise

A couple of days to the final closing of the LA County Fair....

Day was filled with


walking shoes
fit for marching...

Atms are available....

Oil drenched food fantasy - deep fat fried avocados....

smokin' grills

What more could bacon need....ok, chocolate.

And did I really see

all that you can eat....

It's a one-stop eat all you can kind of day...

Fun in the fun zone.

loopy making.

I had an all time fav...

Mackinac Island Fudge
...quickly eaten.

Slides, aerial

Gargantuan serpents, puffed up Pikachus,

and Batman takes on Superman

South parked for monkey business

embrace the
mother love
of the mama

ninnies, calves and

a panoply of piglets

Off to the races....squeals and thunderous applause....

Grand stand holds the food fair and prizes for luscious confections

and more monkey business.

Said S. from South Pasadena wins with her
marzipan cheese plate
and monkey cake.

Clydesdales are stationed in the cool tents..

Everybody is a winner here.

Get out and have your fun.