Wednesday, December 31, 2008
One more set of photo's comparing 2008 with 2005. The photo on the left was taken on 01/11/2005 and shows the water level in the debris basin was high enough to flow over the spillway. The photo on the right was taken 12/29/2008 and shows an empty debris basin. You get an idea of how much water was necessary to reach the top of the spillway.
Thanks again to Susam Immer, Park Programs and Resource Supervisor for Monrovia Canyon Park, for the photo from 2005.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Now that we've had a little bit of rain, I thought it might be interesting to compare December 2008 with the very rainy month of January 2005. The photo on the left was taken 12/29/2008, the photo on the right on 01/09/2005. The water level in 2005 almost made it up to the bottom of the metal walkway on the left of the photo's. It did make it back into Spanish Canyon on the far side.
Thanks to Susan Immer, Park Programs and Resource Supervisor for Monrovia Canyon Park, for the photo from 2005.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Looking through the window of the still vacant building at 601 S. Myrtle Ave. that almost became a Vroman's Bookstore.
Yes, it is vacant. Someone, in the Christmas Spirit, felt that this nice holiday scene would be much more appealing than a dark, empty front window.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wreath on the door of the First Christian Church on Primrose Ave. @ Lime Ave.
The unusual door color is very distinctive and really makes the wreath stand out.
Today's post is another guest photo generously offered by Robert CJ Parry at The NorthPrimrose Blog.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Every year, many of the homes on Madison Ave. decorate for the Christmas holidays.
The street used to have a Samson the Bear theme to the decorations but that seems to have gone by the wayside, although I did see him here and there. A lot of homes, like this one, still put up a pretty extensive display of lights and figures.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
The full title should be: Monrovia Canyon Park Holiday Potluck and Volunteer Recognition Dinner.
This was early in the evening at the cabin, before long the place was packed.
Congratulations to Diana Bailey for being named the new Volunteer Of The Year!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Not much snow on the tops of the local mountains this morning. This little bit won't last very long. There will be more and longer lasting snow on the shady backside of the mountains.
The weatherman says the next storm will bring less rain but colder temperatures. That should mean the snow level will be lower. We'll see...
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Fire Station 101.
You can't read it in the photo, but the sign at the right side of the photo says that the station is a drop off spot for the Spark Of Love Toy Drive.
You can drop off unwrapped toys or sporting goods which will then be redistributed to children that would otherwise go without this Christmas.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
With all the work being planned to add to and rehab the high school, I keep going back to capture the views of the school that may not exist much longer.
I've taken many shots, and so have many others, of the bell tower and entrance in the center there. This time I wanted give an idea of what the school looks like if you're standing out on the sidewalk and can see across the entire front.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The High School Band marching (and playing) in last night's Monrovia Holiday Parade.
You can also see them tonight when the Monrovia High Wildcats take on the Rosemead Panthers in the CIF Southern Section Mid-Valley Division Semi-Finals at Monrovia High School.
More parade coverage and photo's at the North Primrose Blog and The Foothill Cities Blog.
Photo of the lit city tree tomorrow...
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Voted Best Yogurt and Best Coffee by readers of the Beacon Media News.
I haven't tried the coffee but I can't argue with the yogurt being the best.
I've been there for the yogurt a few times and always get the vanilla.
It's so good I haven't even tried the other flavors yet. It's the first frozen yogurt that immediately brought to mind the home made ice cream we used to make when I was a kid.
Sierra Cup website.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Taken from the parking lot at Monrovia High School.
That's a baseball field in the foreground with the school buses beyond.
Mt. Wilson is the high peak in shadow on the left hand side - between the two peaks in sunshine.
The "Big M" is just right of center.