Thursday, January 31, 2008


we moved here after this store had already closed. too bad, it would have been nice to buy from farmers.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

first congregational church and sky

yesterday the sky was vibrant in pasadena. it was also our first dry day in quite a little while. this is my first shot at the very beautiful "first congregational church" at the corner of los robles and walnut.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

just plug it in and the commando 8 does the rest*

it struck me as odd that a big office building like this wouldn't have central air conditioning, rather each employee has to install their own window unit.

*a reference to a seinfeld episode in which kramer buys jerry a window air conditioner

Monday, January 28, 2008

disco bowling

our pmc small group went bowling at bahama lanes last night - unfortunately it turned out to be disco bowling and thus made for some blurry picture taking. this is an action shot of matt and shawna bowling at the same time.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

green hills, snow-capped mountains

this amazing view was captured by my wife, meredith. it showcases something we are starting to learn about this part of southern california. in the summer when we arrived, the mountains were brown and dull but with the recent precipitation they are now either a lush green, or capped with snow. we are used to snow in the winter, but not when combined with greener landscape.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

more from the parade

not sure what these are supposed to represent, but they were bright and pretty weird looking.

Friday, January 25, 2008

neon lights of a search helicopter

taken at night, this is a picture of a search helicopter. they hover around our lovely city quite often. not sure if they are looking for criminals, traffic problems, or celebrities, but they are noisy and love flashing their bright searchlights around. one night we were convinced their concentric circles started right at our fuller apartment complex.

this is probably the worst quality of a photo ever shown on my blog, but it speaks volumes about where we live and therefore until a better picture is taken, it deserves it's spot here - especially because it's such a big part of the pasadena sky.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

ufo on fair oaks ave

more from the doo dah parade. this picture was kind of blurry anyway, the black and white made it look even better.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

save the bees

an interesting tribute to the dangers of pesticide usage at the doo dah parade

Monday, January 21, 2008

to walk or ride...

it's rare, but sometimes it works better to chain the trusty steed and set out on foot. the next few posts will focus primarily on pasadena's doo dah parade - an event which I found works better on foot than on a bike.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

rose bowl from above

with downtown pasadena in the distance. hopefully i can capture this shot without so much haze in the future.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

hockey at the staples center

although my maple leafs threw an incredible 50 shots toward the kings, they still lost 5-2.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


with all of the recent rain, fuller's campus has become much greener

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Friday, January 04, 2008

the edge of the cabin

a lack of neon from my vacation photos means that the friday tradtion gets iced.