Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The grooves in this rock represent some history of Monrovia Canyon Park. When the check dams were being built and an access road needed to be created, some of the large rocks in the way needed to be blasted into smaller, more manageable sizes. The grooves are where the holes were drilled into the rock for placement of the explosive device. Then, Boom!
Please don't try this now.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
There isn't an actual trail in the center of the photo leading away from the bench. But that didn't stop at least one person from creating their own to explore what was on the other side of these plants. Unfortunately, almost all of the green leaves here are poison oak. Big mistake. (Warning - link leads to photo's of rashes caused by poison oak and are not for the squeamish.)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
With the election two days prior, we had both the outgoing (by choice) Mayor Rob Hammond and the incoming Mayor Mary Ann Lutz joining us at the Volunteers Recognition Luncheon yesterday.
Sorry about the blurry pic, just had my cell phone with me.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Some of the fencing was taken down giving me a chance to get this photo.
It's really coming along, it used to look like this.
Henry's Market will be in the building on the left, additional stores will be on the right.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
These rail cars have been in the news lately. Due to the economy, these have been left unecessary and stored along unused track in Monrovia. Not an ideal situation and the city is working with BNSF Railway to come up with a workable solution to any graffiti issues that come up.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Due to my work schedule, I wasn't able to make it to the dedication and open house this afternoon but I did get there early this morning to take a photo of the new library, all quiet, waiting for the first guests to arrive.
The fencing along Myrtle Ave. is down allowing a great view of the east facing front of the library. As tantalizing as the exterior is, today was the only chance to see the inside before the actual grand opening on May 16th during Monrovia Days.
FYI: It looks like I used a flash in this photo but I really didn't. There was a street light behind me to the right that cast a lot of light onto the front walkway. This is a long exposure without flash.
I would love to photograph the inside...
HDR processed version of the above photo can be seen at www.CameraCarrier.com.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
A distant shot of the Sawpit Dam with a good portion of Monrovia Canyon Park under all those trees.
You can barely make out the Nature Center at the far left side, middle of the photo.
The waterfall trailhead is behind the Nature Center and goes back into the canyon. The most popular trail in the park. Relatively easy at 3/4 of a mile (one way) and shady most of the way.
The road you see snaking along the right side of the dam leads to the Trask scout camp and to the Ben Overturff trailhead. The section of road visible in the photo is the paved section. It's steep and winding, far and away the worst part of the hike. It's also a private road so no parking on it or near the Ben Overturff trailhead. It turns into a dirt road at the scout camp and more or less parallels the Ben Overturff trail. I recommend walking up the dirt road to either the Twin Springs or Deer Park trailheads and hiking the trail back down.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Spotted this dandelion while out hiking on Monday. It was right next to the trail and, since it was the only one around and bright yellow, couldn't be missed. I think it was a theme day sign.
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