Monthly Archives: October 2010

Pix 10.31.10

One thing I love about La Mesa – each home is a potential universe unto itself, completely different from its neighbors. (This strikes me that that is true about Americans as people and that it sometimes is our strength and sometimes our burden…) Anyway, I love this home and have sometimes seen its owner out vacuuming his cacti. I’ve only spoken briefly to him about his succulent wonderland but am hoping one day to weasel my way into talking more at length with him about what is obviously his talent and his passion.



Pix 10.29.10

A carnival cake walk…

Fun for the young…

And the young at heart (and feet).


Pix 10.28.10

Compliments of the Lemon Avenue Elementary School secret garden. Where’s Waldo? (ie can you find the two honey bees?)


Pix 10.27.10

The weather in southern California is fickle but somewhere (on the north wall of Trader Joe’s) there is always an example of Nature’s true cadence.


Pix 10.26.10

If you drive a lot in downtown La Mesa, then you know what I’m talkin’ about.


Pix 10.25.10

When I lived in France, Valencia orangesĀ  came to market in December. I learned that in Spain oranges are a Christmas treat. I noticed this morning that our tree is sporting little baby oranges (she’s trying her best to be Spanish).


Pix 10.23.10

Yesterday morning my eyes were on the ground. A short while later they were in the sky. It’s not often you see this over Mt Helix. I wish the pilot had been giving rides…