Sunday, February 15, 2009

it's still christmas in pasadena


the trees along south lake avenue - including this massive palm tree - are still decked out in white lights. i don't remember them staying up quite so long last winter. can anyone confirm that they have been up longer than normal?


on a side note, i recently had my 20,000th visitor! thanks to everyone who visits this blog on a regular basis. you have helped spread the word and made this blog into something i really feel proud of. by no means is this the most visited blog, not even in pasadena. but for something that began as a creative outlet for a theological student, and a place i figured i'd get one or two people to check out, it really has surpassed my expectations.

thank you!

11 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

Congrats. How does that number compare your number of study hours.

I AM de 20,001 visitor??

Laurie said...

I wondered about the lights, too. I don't remember them staying up this long last winter.

Congrats on your 20,000th, Ben!

ben wideman said...

Cafe, you may have been. It happened sometime in the last two days.

Thanks for the comment Laurie!

Babooshka said...

With images like this it's no wonder you've gone through 20,000.

ben wideman said...

Thanks Babooshka!

Cafe Pasadena said...

BW, did you ever say how your homemade beer turned out?

ben wideman said...

It turned out wonderfully! Thanks for asking. It's somewhere betweeb 7 and 8% ABV, has very strong roasty flavor with subtle hints of cocoa and strawberries. Oh, and it's blacker than night.

Kathy H said...

Congrats! That's a great photo, by the way!!

Clare Scott said...

Ben, do you have a photo of the blue lights on the trees on Green Street? They look pretty cool and I wonder whether they're now permanent.

ben wideman said...

In fact I do Clare. You can see it here:

http://theskyisbig.blogspot.com/2008/12/green-street-illuminated.html

I'm not sure if they are permanent either. It's been a while since I was on Green St after dark.

Petrea said...

Congratulations, Ben! You deserve all the kudos.