Thursday, June 3, 2010

Quite Contrary (how does your garden grow?)

Sure, we can all appreciate a lavish, artfully manicured jardin filled with heirloom flowers, koi ponds and European sculpture. (That's what The Huntington is for.) But I really love all the groovy little South Pas gardens tucked into flower beds, side yards and window boxes. (Remember this scarecrow? I felt a personal sense of loss when it was recently taken down!)

Here, a hipster sun blows a raspberry over a lawn full of tangled vines. I love this town.

9 comments:

dbdubya said...

I like the sun on the wall. I can't decide whether it's Gene Simmons from KISS or the Rolling Stones logo. Either way, it's pretty cool.

TheChieftess said...

Wasn't there a guy in Pasadena with the tongue tatooed on his forhead???

Judy Williams said...

Oh dub!! You are right. I think the sun was trying to be uber cool and was humming Honky Tonk Women,so he just put on a pair of sunglasses. I'm curious what color that house is. Yellow? Peachy salmon? Green?

Laurie said...

Oh, now I'm going to think of Honky Tonk WOman when I drive by this place!

Jude, the house is beige/yellowish stucco. The color version of this shot is not nearly as interesting.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Can we tempt you to post the color photo? I love the 'raspberry/Honky Tonk' artwork. I'd love to find one...

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I too am a fan of garden funk. There's a house/cottage/duplex on the north west end of El Centro with stair railing that have different color glass disks welded into the railings. I always admire them when I pass by

Anonymous said...

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Judy Williams said...

I think the quirky garden stuff suites South Pasadena. If you saw it in my neighborhood it wouldn't have near the charm or humor factor. I like funky. Central and South Austin has tons but not out here in the 'burbs. :(

You Can't Always Get What You Want was the B side to Honky Tonk Women, released July 4, 1969 as a single 45 record.

Kim said...

Love your framing of this shot. At first glance I thought the sun had been spray painted there :-).
-Kim