Saturday, September 27, 2008

Indian Summer

Hot days linger, and the leaves begin to fall. See Southern California's autumn color palette? It's filled with red, brown and green. (Also blue ... like our fair weather skies most days, regardless of the season.)

24 comments:

Webradio said...

Hello Laurie !
Here too, indian summer !
Trees are beautiful with yellow leaves...
See You later.

Ioanna said...

I love this photo, Laurie! Great colors and mood! Greetings from Greece!

Mister Earl said...

Is there still a dance supply store on Mission called Red Shoes?

You always manage to capture the little kid, off to the side, in his own world!

Mister Earl said...

Amazing how the two scooters, offset, mirror each other. And the one scooter mirrors the red shoes.

Hilda said...

Oh nice. I miss those scooters. I actually liked them better than bikes. I remember having one when I was a kid — a heavy iron thing painted green and helmets not required! :D

altadenahiker said...

That looks like my best friend when I was six years old. Except for the helmet -- we never had safety equipment of any kind. Even seat belts were kind of optional

Eki Akhwan said...

I like the position of those three figures in the photo, Laurie. Makes a very nice composisition.

Hope said...

The colors in this photo are wonderful! I love your blog and have put you on my blogroll!

I also enjoy all the colors of Autumn...it's my favorite season.

I want to thank you also for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

Petrea said...

Oh my gosh, Converse All-Star high-tops. You and I are on the same wavelength today. Those shoes take me back.

Yak Pate said...

I love the neon yellow-green band that bisects the top edge of the photo.

And I love the stance and bright red shoes of the girl in the foreground. Yung says that, in dreams, shoes symbolize independence, i.e., standing on one's own feet. The little boy across the street (her brother?) is unaware that she is protecting him with her caregiving attention. And the adult in the blue shirt is either their dad, or a random adult who wandered into the shot just to triangulate it.

Double "D" said...

Come on little brother, the traffic is clear now.

USelaine said...

This reminds me of a little girl on my narrow street. She rides her foot scooter up and down, up and down the street for the longest time. But she's alone most of the time.

From de Cafe said...

Even at a young age girls are staring at guys like sex objects! No wonder you liked this shot.

Instead, I wish she was attending to a nice doggie by her side, feeding me treats.

Another nice pic - what else is new.

Virginia said...

YOu nailed the composition in this one today, sister. I wonder what she's thinking?

Trish said...

LOVE the pic! Colors, posing, action and shadows! WOW!

The quintessential SoCal Indian summer picture---no shoes on the little one, shorts and flip-flops on the guy. Sun, scooters and a car. Yippie! Now just cool it off a little wouldya? I'm roasting in 95F heat at the moment!

Of course, it could be "nyah, nyah, little boy, *I* have a REAL scooter!" rather than c'mere little bro, it is safe. But, I digress---just saw a woman driving a truck with a sticker saying "No, silly, trucks are for WOMEN, not boys!".

Sally said...

I echo double d's thoughts....she's not bothered by that older guy at all; she's been toldto take care of her little brother, and wonderign whether she really has to go over and get him.

Sally said...

PS I'm going to do some "old fashioned" stuff over the next few days. Snap!

jill said...

Very nice 'autumn color' Laurie!

Judy said...

Wonderful composition with the perfect mix of human and man-made. The position of her legs is similar to the guy walking by. The colors are so wonderful. We are starting to get some yellow and red leaves too but our skies too are still blue and clear. The inclusion of the tire ads another tie in with the wheels on her Razor scooter. Very cool. :~)

Burd Zel Krai said...

looks like a still from a movie!
a girl pondering about some future, before the music swells and she starts to scooter through the streets, leaves whizzing under her wheels...
confirms the fact that south pasadena is such a beautifully unimposing place!
thanks laurie for this, i love it :)
Burd.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

She's dreaming of the day she's old enough for a skate board and can go hang out with cute boy. Did you make it to the Aztec?

Tash said...

I sure like the hot, dry weather. Nice to see kids playing outside. My 13-yr-old got some Converse hightops the other day. His 1st (had some colorful low ones before). BTW I just loved the Mission Station Modern in twilight. Have a lovely Sunday!

Laurie said...

Hi all,

Just a quick response tonight. The Allee family is sick with the cold bug that seems to be causing trouble all over Los Angeles.

Thanks as always for taking the time to leave such lovely comments! I'll check back tomorrow with a more thoughtful, less cold medicine infused response.

Laurie said...

Greetings from the sick ward! Remind me to keep taking my vitamin C -- I hate headcolds.

Thanks for all the great responses on this photo, everyone. And welcome back Jill! I'm so happy to have you here. Also, welcome Ioanna!

Mister Earl, I seem to remember that there is still a dancewear place on Mission -- don't recall the name. I'll look more closely and find out.

Hilda and Altadenahiker, I have the same childhood memories. NO helmets, no seatbelts. Heck, I even rode in the back of a neighbor's pickup truck as we drove down the highway. THE BACK OF A PICKUP TRUCK?!?!?!?! Ah well, I turned out okay. :-)

Hope, thank you so much for adding me to your roll. YOu're on mine, as well. I love your photography. Everyone should check out Hope's amazing children's photos.

Burd, wow. THank you so much for those words.

And thanks everyone for keeping this blog interesting and alive.