Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wish You Were Here

After each winter storm roars through, South Pasadena wakes up to a snow-capped morning. And suddenly, every picture becomes a postcard.

11 comments:

Jilly said...

how absolutely gorgeous. The clearest blue sky and that snow on the mountains. I can see why you love South Pasadena! This and all the rest ...

Judy Williams said...

Connie and Doug (from yesterday's blog)have now grown up. He made it as an agent, she as a writer, and this is their home facing the beautiful snow capped mountains!!!

Yakpate said...

LA: I suppose you COULD have cropped out that bright red post in the lower left corner... but, because you are one of those who believe that "too much of a good thing is wonderful," you treated us to one more piece of eye candy in this wonderful shot!

Petrea said...

Yup. And by the afternoon, when I get out there with my camera, the snow is gone!

Mister Earl said...

I don't recall the snow being that low and that plentiful in years.

What's that red thing???

dbdubya said...

At one time I lived on Ocean View Blvd in La Canada in the neighborhood that's had all the mudslides. It was at 2500 ft elevation and about once a year we'd get a dusting of snow. This year the mountains above Pasadena have had more snow than normal. But, the record snowfall was at Christmastime in either 1948 or '49when snow blanketed downtown Glendale and Pasadena and, no doubt South Pasadena. We should be thankful we don't live in Washington DC or New York where they are getting clobbered with snow right now. I'll take our weather anytime.

Laurie said...

I've lived in LA for 22 years and I never remember this much snow in lower altitudes. It sure does make for some purdy pictures! In fact, I've been sort of lazy lately with all these tourist-y shots. (But the snow! The snow!)

I agree with DB. I'll take our weather over the East coast or midwest. I don't do well in the cold.

Laurie said...

Oh, Mister E, that red thing is one of those emergency call boxes, I think. Yak was right... I included it because I thought it was a pretty counterpoint to all that blue/gray/green/white.

Hilda said...

Gorgeous! The sky is so clear and the mountains are so majestic! The house is so lovely too!

TheChieftess said...

I wasn't around in 47 or 48...but I do remember snow falling in the Verdugo Woodlands (in Glendale, a half mile from where I live now) where I grew up...I was probably around 5 or 6...of course it melted about as fast as it fell, but we had snow!!!

wv: fummus...fancy hummus!!!

Trish said...

that sure IS a lot of low flung snow! Must have warmed up quickly if it disappeared so quickly.

The white house on "our" right used to be a photography studio, the house to our left housed a woman who was a CPA and went to SC many, many, MANY moons ago. Can't remember her name, but she was the only woman in the accounting program at SC at her time. Spoke to her a few times---very pleasant woman and amazed me with her accomplishments. In that my mother had been one of a very few women in the accounting program at SC in HER time, it was an interesting connection for a youngster like me to learn of.

And that bright red pole didn't used to be there---would have been helpful the time a car wiped out going around that curve (going away from these two houses) and jumped the curb on the other side of the street---NARROWLY missing me on my bike as I pushed hard to launch myself onto the grass at the apts at 390 & 395? Pasadena Ave. The Mercedes busted both axles and then some...I think I needed a change of pants.