Thursday, April 28, 2011

Unexpected Blooms

There are several little details about South Pasadena that I hope never change. I'm not talking about huge, important things like the parrots or the old buildings. I'm talking about the little stuff like the squeaky, century-old chairs at the library, the headless statue on Arroyo, the cockeyed lamp on the gate in Oaklawn and this ridiculously wonderful pink lawn. Every spring I wait for it to erupt and when it does it always makes me happy to be alive.

There are many other, more traditional heralds of springtime -- plenty of jasmine, roses and bees -- but this giant pink swath is like calliope music outside the symphony hall.

Don't be so serious, it says. Have a little fun!

8 comments:

Steffe said...

Wow. I have never seen anything like this.

Dixie Jane said...

Pink blankets of lawn? Unusual and beautiful. I can hear the calliope music playing.....

Laurie said...

Oops, my post jumped ahead of me! I was saying ... Gorgeous! Every time I go up there, it is even prettier than before. Monterey Hills has some other little pink patches of lawn, but this one is the most spectacular.

I wish more people had colored lawns.

Laurie said...

BTW, I think these are ice plants but I'm not sure. ANyone know?

TheChieftess said...

I think that's what they are Laurie...beautiful lawn of pink!!! Love it...

=D said...

Makes me think of Horton hears a Who!

Judy Williams said...

WOW - How'd I miss that one??? Talk about a blanket of pink!! That's crazy color.

Anonymous said...

Hey you were on my street and didn't stop and say Hello?