Saturday, December 6, 2008

Illuminated Path

I might never have noticed this sidewalk entrance to the apartments at 1616 Fair Oaks during the day ... but look at the enchanting way it glows in the night. (Nice bit of San Gabriel Valley topiary, too!)

1616 has such a nice ring to it, doesn't it? I'm sure there's a great short story here. Or a love song. Or TV series about time travel. Or a poem about flowers and curving steps and math...

Or maybe it's just a nifty address with a lovely entryway.

17 comments:

Jilly said...

This is just lovely. Well lit steps giving just enough light to the vegetation. There's something about light thru trees and shrubs that is magical.

sarah-jane said...

laurie, thanx for your comments! i've missed writing! was busy with a new post when you left your note... i love your shot! and if you read my post, you will understand why this illuminated pathway seems sooo apealling to me! isn't it wonderful how we find ourselves attracted to certain things because of our 'places' in this world... its good to be back! sj

Dixie Jane said...

After my yesterday's comment (which I thought was deleted).....too pitiful sounding, I am glad to see this lovely golden lit walkway and steps into, yes, perhaps a love story. Thanks Laurie for bringing beauty into the night.

Tanya said...

16 is my number! It's the anniversary date of the first time my husband and I first went out, since then we've been attached to the number 16 so I like the address alot :)

The story of your little girl wanting to get the squirrel a tail at Target was too cute!

Dusty Lens said...

One won't trip down these illuminated steps. A pleasant glow here.

-K- said...

Very dramatic.

Yakpate said...

keeping the dark at bay
with a golden glow that
makes the flowers think
It's time to grow
Is one more lovely way
to say, "Welcome"
to South Pasadena

Eki Akhwan said...

The interplay of light and dark, and the curves and lines make a very nice photograph, Laurie.

That driven to distraction photo is an eye catcher. Mercedez Benz is one of my favorite cars.

Hmmm ... I begin to think that you must be a vintage car lover .... ^_^

Abraham Lincoln said...

I do like the light. So many places are illuminated, in a fashion, using these dim solar lights. I have seen my neighbor's and they cost him both arms and one leg and they are as dim as a candle.

Here where I live in Southwestern Ohio, north of Dayton, the home of aviation, the Wright Brothers and Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the poet; it is snowing and has all day. It is 27 degrees F ( -2.7 C)and roads are a mess.

I wanted to thank you for your visits and for keeping track of me while I have been both in and out of the hospital.

Cafe Observer said...

DJ, thank God that Laurie didn't delete your wunderful laundry comment from last nite!

I was afraid she'd delete it as well.

Jutilda said...

The curves in this shot are sublime! The glow of the stucco along the steps and with the 1616 (don't you love repeating numbers) peeking from the shadows, this image is eye candy indeed.

Mister Earl said...

I looked at this location on Google Maps Street View and you've really transformed it into something special!

Petrea said...

Lovely, golden. I worked at 1616 N. Wells Street in Chicago in the early 1980s, and will never forget the address.

USelaine said...

Something about these curves looks sensuously hand-made. I want to run my hands over the topiary as well.

Hilda said...

Very nice entry. The light makes everything look so magical. And even night-blind me won't trip on those steps!

Laurie said...

Hey kids,

Tanya, from now on I'll think of you and your hubby when I pass by this address! And Petrea, you too!

Dixie Mom, your comments will never be deleted!!!

Yak, thank you for our first GOSP poem! Please feel free to keep adding verse to our comments. I love it.

Mister E, it really transforms at night, huh?

Elaine, we'd love to have you come to South Pas to fondle the topiary! You know, there is an NEA grant in there somewhere...

Thanks for being here, y'all. I really appreciate all the kind words and conversation. Until tomorrow...

babooshka said...

Night scenes really do take on a life of there own. The glow around those steps is really inviting.