Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Today is the first day of school in the Monrovia Unified School District.
Here's a shot of Monrovia High School showing off some of the improvements to the grounds at the front of the school. The temporary fencing still needs to come down and the new grass needs its first mowing, but that's minor. This is the beautiful curb appeal I mentioned the other day.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This stuff is everywhere along the trails in Monrovia Canyon Park. The trail crew tries to keep it cut back off the trails but it grows very fast. It's a pretty plant with greens and reds, but please don't touch it.
Remember: Leaves of three, let it be!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
If you hike the Ben Overturff trail, you should recognize this gate. It's located at the first trail head. You can walk or take your bike around it to continue up the fire road, but it keeps people from driving beyond this point. Since there's no parking allowed and it isn't a public road up to here, you shouldn't be driving up here anyway.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Not sure when the switch was flipped but this was the first time I've seen the sign on when driving by.
The new grass is coming in nicely, the new walkways are in and school is about to start again. The school looks great now but when the work is finally done it will have some spectacular curb appeal.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Bats sometimes get a bad rap, but they really provide many benefits. Here's an article dismissing some misconceptions and providing some info on California bats: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/viewing/bats2.html
The photo above was taken at Monrovia Canyon Park.
Monday, August 15, 2011
Yes, I cut off the "A" in "Monrovia". It was much darker out than it looks here and I needed a flashlight to move along the tracks. Taking the photo involved setting the camera on the ground, making a guess for angle and direction and hoping for the best. My guess was just a little off.
Most of the "A" was there originally but straightening the building during post processing cut it off. Next time.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I've been searching through my photo archives recently, this photo was taken a little over three years ago but never posted.
Early morning in Old Town Monrovia. The sun is up but there isn't much activity yet. Just me and the occasional car.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Let's revisit the past with today's photo.
This is from the 2006 version of the wildly popular Haunted Hikes that were held in Monrovia Canyon Park through 2008. Here is the cemetery you would have passed by and that, strangely, only appeared at night around Halloween.
If you're curious to learn more, the Haunted Hike website is still up. You can get a better idea of what it was all about, see more photos and even a short video - http://www.mcphauntedhike.com/
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Join the Monrovia Police Department tonight (Tuesday, August 2nd) in Library Park from 6pm to 9pm for Monrovia's Night Out Against Crime.
For more info on the event:
Monrovia Patch article.
National Night Out 2011 website.
Monday, August 1, 2011
In my opinion, the most beautiful and postcard worthy scenery in Monrovia is up in Canyon Park.
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