Sunday, April 25, 2010

Roots...

...they grow deep in South Pasadena. Here, they spread out beneath a towering heritage tree outside the library. Kids like to climb over the whole layout as if it were kind of Middle Earth jungle gym. I've seen a few high school kids hanging out in the shade. I like to perch there with a library book and a cup of Kaldi's dark roast.

We're all putting down roots, too.

10 comments:

dbdubya said...

Spiderman's web.

Shanna said...

I envy your sense of roots...

I feel like that yellow leaf, landing for a brief moment, as I did tonight when I had dinner at Shaker's while Jim was on a plane. He later joined me there on his way home.

At least South Pas.is a few minutes away. I touch base, then go off again to be in the clouds.

Stella said...

I made a big move in December--to Switzerland (from Utah)--only as an in between to my new and long lasting home in Portugal--the Algarve--right along the coasts and beaches.

I hope, as you have done here, to create memories of a place that I have no knowledge of yet--and to put down some roots for myself.

Lovely blog.

Judy Williams said...

Middle Earth jungle gym - WOW. That says it all for me. :)

Mister Earl said...

Like the colors. I think you had a monochrome one that was very similar a ways back.

Anonymous said...

Neat and eerie picture. Has an Alien-esque* quality.

*the movie

altadenahiker said...

I know this tree.

TheChieftess said...

Interesting perspective about putting down roots! And a good demonstration of why it's hard to "pull up roots" and make a move such as the one Stella made...very thought provoking...

I'd like a pic of Ms LA sitting amongst the roots with her Kaldi's cup and book!!!

Laurie said...

Hi everyone.

Welcome, Stella! Thanks for your kind words. Your advnetures from Utah to Switzerland to Portugal sound fascinating. Sometimes we can transplant and put roots down again, right?

Earl, you're right about a monochrome shot of the same tree. This one needed to be in color though. I love the yellow leaves. (Just like Shanna!)

Chieftess, you'll just have to take the pic of me on those roots. I'll be too busy reading to notice... :-)

Thanks, everyone. Until tomorrow...

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Roots are great to photograph. Especially strong ones like these.