Saturday, December 31, 2011

House Band

We have parties!  And love live music, like here with Jim Crawford & the Hot Toddies.

Friday, December 30, 2011


We have asymmetrical houses and cabins, wood burning stoves, and signs.  This admonishes Hippies to use the side door. 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oasis Imports

We have solid outdoor furniture, cowhides and all kinds of home decorations at Oasis Imports, on the corner of Topanga & PCH.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Pig Pitcher

As seen at the annual Cheney neighborhood holiday pancake breakfast.  Bacon my Butt indeed!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Olive Tree

Here is a large size, knarly Olive Tree, with a little kid size sink in front.

Monday, December 26, 2011


We have parties.  Here is the bar corner of one I attended lately.  Check out the morning after supplement collection...  "Booze & pills & powders, you've got to choose your medicine."  Keith Richards

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

The adoration of the plastic Baby Jesus.  Seen on the corner of Topanga & Velicata in Woodland Hills.  The ox looks like it's plodding to escape...  Happy holidays, peace & blessings to one and all.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Santa Cows

Seen off PCH: These decorative cows adorn a rooftop by the beach in Malibu.  For the holidays they're sporting large sets of antlers. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Tie Dye Santa

We still have hippies, selling tie dye's by the roadside.  This one has a poem about real hugs.
FYI: I wished the new template would not automatically re-size my pics to small.  Does anyone know how to make them bigger?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Dino Fountain

Here's some water spewing dinosaurs at Froggy's Koi pool.  Sorry I lost the original post and comment somehow.  Happy Winter Solstice to one & all.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Polaroid Heart

Here's a heart made of polaroids, taken of the the happy customers at Mimosa Cafe.  A place that was recently described as a "warm, cozy, bagel scented womb".

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Medicine Wheel

In these hills there are various circles, also known as medicine wheels.  They were build by the Chumash & Tongva Indians, who lived here long before the white folks came.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


The musician known only by the name of Drummer, and his sidekick Emma.  Both are among the morning regulars at  Cafe Mimosa.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Everybody's favorite spot, the purple love-seat at Cafe Mimosa.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Art Wall

The Topanga Coop Gallery, a group of local artists, has amazing collections of original artwork.  These smaller sized paintings are priced to sell for the holidays, $50.- each.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hidden Treasures 8

Here is the winter display at Hidden Treasures, an abundant treasure chest by the door, and clouds of fluffy tu-tu's on the left.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bouboulina 2

We have warm layers and thick socks for cold winter mornings.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Two of a flock of happy sparrows, living of crumbs from the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in Malibu.  Hope they get some fruits & veggies with the flour & sugar...

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011


The breakfast special at Pat's Topanga Grill.  Includes: two eggs any style, I like mine poached and dowsed with gnarly "Garly" sauce.  Plus potatoes, tomatoes or cottage cheese. I like Juan's spuds with ketchup.  And white, wheat, sour dough toast or tortillas.  I like tortillas with orange marmalade.  $4.95, Includes coffee or tea, weekdays till noon.  
The over the top, buttery blueberry muffin is not part of the special.  It's just showing off. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sunrise 2

Same sunrise, facing west over Henry's Ridge.  Eyes rising on the mountain.  Check out the size of the landslide that (I was told) happened in the 50ties.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Another roadside attraction:  Stone sculpture, fan, plastic flowers, solar lights, a crane and Kermit the frog, hugging the pole while doing standing splits...

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hobbit House

We have pretty houses.  This one looks like hobbits or elves might be living in it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Happy Face

We have happy faces, smiling brightly in the morning sunshine.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unusual Clouds

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Here are some unusual clouds.  The 3 orbs were not visible to the naked eye.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Ball & Chain

We have a large size, patriotic wrecking ball. Firmly embedded by the roadside on Cheney Dr.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Gordon's Shed

We have creative artists of all colors & stripes.  And retaining walls made from river rocks.  We also have fresh green in November, as the rainy season has started.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Veer Right

We have amazing woodworkers.  Check out this set of comfy, hand made furniture, seen at Trust Ranch.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Surf Shack

Here is the Malibu Surf Shack and Fish Grill, sharing prime real estate on Pacific Coast Highway.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011


Here's another guardian on Paradise Lane: eyes upon a log.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fuzzy Ears

We have all kinds of pets and critters, and little donkeys with extra fuzzy ears.

Monday, November 21, 2011


We have a pink plywood cowboy, languidly leaning on a fence post.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Horses & Shoes

We have horses and collections of horseshoes, for extra good luck.  And Jesus, just in case...  

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Foot Bridge

Here is a bridge over the seasonal creek, which can turn into on raging river, at Paradise Lane.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Perennial X-mas

This happy tree on Paradise Lane sparkles all through the year. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We have large mansions too.  Here's a view of the Arteique neighborhood, from Callon Dr.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November Rose

We still have roses blooming in November.  This one is a 'happy be-day' gift to all my Scorpio friends, first and foremost Micha B. 

Monday, November 14, 2011


Another roadside attraction:  A large, rusty moose, advertising Topanga Home Grown.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cold Beer

We have patriots, and creative sign painters.  Incidentally, the index finger points straight at the front door.