Sunday, May 17, 2009

Too much fun for one day...

The South Pasadena Fun Fair continues today. My family spent most of the afternoon there yesterday -- along with quite a few friends and neighbors. I knew the fair would have fun rides and kid's games, great food and loud music. But what I didn't expect was the treasure trove of books available at the used book sale. For $8 I scored a 1967 hardbound anthology of 45 great modern plays of the first part of the 20th Century, a beautiful 1920s edition of Dumas' The Queen's Necklace, a first edition of Daniel Dennett's Consciousness Explained and a quantum physics reference. (And I only looked through a few stacks...)

Fun for everyone -- from daredevils to bookworms. For more images, take a look at my overflow blog.

12 comments:

Double "D" said...

Good Morning Laurie,
What a great photograph! Colors, excitement,
whirls, and kids exuberance!
It's a beauty!

Dixie Jane said...

Everything a kid could want to do and the kid that is in every parent too. What fun! And what a book haul. Knowing my book-loving girl I know you were in book-heaven. I'm glad you had such a fun day and I hope you got good and sticky with cotton candy.

Cafe Pasadena said...

The book browsing is one of my fav rides at these Fair's.

altadenahiker said...

Very cool -- both the photo and your daughter's quote

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

everything is right about this photo. My second favorite of yours. A different kind of necklace.

Judy Williams said...

suspended from saucers
unstable feet dangle
Colors and shapes
are great from this angle

WHAT FUN - I do wish I could have been there or at least been a bug on your shoulder. Great book finds too. More photos - more more.

Margaret said...

Well, I finished working the Korean BBQ booth. And let me tell you, there are a bunch of dad's in the back grilling all the meat so it must be good. As for me, I got a giant plate of shortbread for only three tickets -- that's $1.50.

Virginia said...

L
This photo is the FAIR poster child!!! What fun. Glad you and your sweet family got to have all the fun. Yo sistah has a way with words, don't she!!! :) Wish I did!
V

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone, for such lovely comments and kind words. I really appreciate you fine people. This is a new favorite of mine -- one of those happy, lucky shots that happened on the fly. It's tricky to shoot a moving tilt-a-whirl against a bright sky. After shooting it with a dozen settings I managed to capture that smiling girl... score! Luck. Sheer luck.

Judy, now you've started something... you're going to have to write verse every day! :-)

Margaret, I got so caught up in the books, I missed the bake sale! My poor family's sweet tooth eclipsed by my bookish nature. (Not the first time.)

Until tomorrow, everyone...

Wayne said...

Book sale? Bake sale? That's a tough one.

I'm looking forward to a future post wherein quantum physics is explained in 25 words or less.

Good on you LA, I wouldn't even have attempted that shot.

TheChieftess said...

Love the colors and the compostion!!! It exudes fun and laughter!!!

Andrew said...

Photos have come really nice..keep going..great work..

Nice photo...wonderful thoughts....

Thanks for sharing...

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