Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Want to get a little work done at the library? This is the place to do it. There are several of these work/study tables around the inside perimeter along the windows. (The photo above was taken with a cell phone just doesn't do the tables justice).
Whatever your situation, the library and these tables have you covered:
-If you use wi-fi, the library has free wi-fi for you.
-If you don't have wi-fi or don't want to use it, that lamp on the table has 2 plugs in the base so you can plug directly into the free internet access. Just bring your cable.
-Working a long time and your laptop battery lost its charge? No problem. The lamp base also has 2 electrical outlets so you can plug in your laptop.
There are several of these tables, all set up the same way. When the weather heats up this summer, a nice cool library could be the place to go.
Thanks to Altadenahiker for the post idea.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
The movie Casablanca will be shown outside under the stars this Saturday night (June 27th) at 8:30pm on east Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Monrovia. The movie is free but don't forget to bring a chair. Sponsored by Monrovia's Old Town Merchants Association.
Also this Saturday night is the Monrovia Association of Fine Arts (MAFA) Art Walk along Myrtle Ave. in Old Town Monrovia from 7 - 10pm. Here's a link to a flyer for more info and to the MAFA website.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
or, Lighting The Way Back To The Family Tree.
When I first started this photoblog, I thought that by putting a photo on the web everyday, it would force me to get out and take photos continually. I hoped that since the photos were public, someone might see them, they might leave a comment and that would motivate me to get better. That was about it.
At the time, I wasn't aware of the City Daily Photo group of photobloggers but shortly after I started, I got an invitation to join. That was the beginning of the end of my obscurity. After joining, the traffic to my site went up along with the supportive comments. I got visits and email from people around the world. Still, I never expected the email I received last February.
I received an email that started out: "I was looking through your Monrovia Daily Photos and it hit me... Could we be cousins?" She then went on to describe my family and the house I grew up in. It was my cousin Judy. She had been looking at her local Kyle Daily Photo, checked out other Daily Photo cities, saw Monrovia and my name and took a chance. After 40+ years. She had stayed with us when I was very young, too young to remember, so I called my sister who confirmed it.
We didn't see much of my dad's side of the family growing up, most didn't live here in California. I met a few during a trip to Chicago. I'm not sure I was even a teenager at the time. After my parents passed away, my sister and I pretty much lost touch with them completely. Now, I can look at a website with our family tree and see well over 100 relatives. New to me. Most of them I never knew. I'm sure there's many more not listed yet. Reconnected. All thanks to City Daily Photo and this photoblog.
Hello to all the relatives out there!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Henry's Farmers Market opened up yesterday at 9 am with the ribbon cutting pictured above. If the line of people waiting to get in the store in the morning is any indication, they are going to do very well.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Some of the milestones over the past year:
-Sold several prints of my Monrovia images.
- Licensed several of my Monrovia images.
(Making this process simpler and more convenient than ever is the goal).
-Published and seen around the world!
-Page views have increased 5 - 10% per month over the past few months.
-Reconnected, through City Daily Photo, to the family tree. Hi!, cousin Judy! More on this on Monday 6/21.
Thanks to everyone for all the visits and comments! Let's see what year three brings.
The Tres Leches pictured above is from Merengue Bakery and Cafe. It didn't last long after the photo shoot. It was delicious.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
This photo goes along with the Deer Park sign from April 3rd. This is the other trail head on the Ben Overturff trail, in between the start of the Ben Overturff trail and Deer Park.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I do love the Craftsman homes. Laurie has shown that I am not alone. The home above was built in 1909 and designed by Arthur R. Kelly. It is a Monrovia Historic Landmark and for sale for (if the website is correct) $1,799,000.
Check out the website at www.173highland.com for lots of photos, a description and a little history. If this is your kind of place, the name and contact info of the Realtor is there also. Better hurry though, I'm buying my Lotto ticket tonight...
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Judging by the recent traffic to my posts about Henry's Market, there's a lot of interest in their new store. The wait is almost over. It looks to me like the sign above the door is correct.
Henry's Market Monrovia opens at 9:00 am on Wednesday, June 17th, the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place just prior at 8:45 am. Thanks to Janet for the info in her comment.