Sunday, July 8, 2012

Priorities

If there was ever a question about whether South Pasadena loves its trees, let this homestead offer up a hearty affirmative. For generations, homeowners have allowed the front yard tree to have its way with the lot -- front door be damned!

I've featured this home before, but I haven't quite captured the whimsy of it. I mean honestly ... that tree!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Live Oak?

Judy Williams said...

I remember you showing me that house with it's amazing tree. Certainly the homeowner let it have it's way with the house. Aren't trees just the best? I've said this before: I could not live in the desert or prairie. I need those bark and leaf covered beauties surrounding me.

Michelle said...

I love this.

TheChieftess said...

I love this tree and house!!! I've been by it many times and am always fascinated by it!

We have a friend who lives in N. Pasadena and has an oak tree like this one in her back yard...it covers her whole yard and goes into each neighbor's yard about halfway...you have to duck under a branch or two to get the main area of her yard, but it's awesome!!!

Laurie said...

I just love this tree so much. I'd love to see that one in Pasadena, Chieltess.

Trish said...

Many years ago, my mother had a business trip back east. She came back and bemoaned the fact that all the trees back there were dead and how lush ours were because of our more temperate weather. She didn't have any pictures, so I had no real idea what she was talking about. Growing up in SoPas, I just knew I could bike down Grand Ave during January and, even in between rain drops, still have plenty of cover so I wouldn't get too wet on the way home from school. Fast forward a dozen years and I traveled to DC the year after my mother died. As the taxi whizzed by bland landscape and dreary skies, I was taken back to that evening my mother had complained about such drab winters back east. Suddenly, I knew what she was talking about and despite the fact that she had been gone for months, she was sitting next to me in the back seat of that taxi. Each time I go thru town, I aim to go down Grand, just to cruise by the wonderful trees and relive some of my history with them.