Saturday, March 31, 2012

Little Frog

Here's a little fellow from the Topanga Creek. Apparently it's called a Cadaver Frog, because it turns a ghostly white color when under water.  Held by Topanga Naturist Delmar Lathers.

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Dog Father

... with Mr. Brown, Mr. Cruz and Sweet Girl, on a magic rock.  Cheers and happy birthday to all the feisty, trailblazing Aries out there.


Three mule deer grazing under oak trees in Topanga State Park.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Wild Greens

Went on a wild food gathering expedition last weekend.  We ate nasturtiums, chickweed, milk thistle stalks, radish flowers, radish seed pods, miner's lettuce, sow thistle, fennel and more.  And got to play with frogs, lizards and reptiles.  This image is from a much wetter spring a couple of years ago. Then we also had sour grass, blue dicks and I forgot the name of the long ones... deer tongue?  Along with mustard spinach and chanterelles. 
Mother Nature rules!  And so do my outdoor savvy friends. =)   

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012


We have funky little cottages.  This one is known as the "Princess Cottage".  The builder took advantage of the fact that you don't need a permit for structures no bigger than 10' x 12'.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Plaster Gods

Diana, Julius and another Cupid, seen at Hidden Treasures. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Here we have four faded cupids, cavorting on a street sign.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Here is a one man, one chainsaw firewood enterprise, right by the roadside.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Many blessings and a happy spring equinox to one and all.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Cooking up freshly gathered chanterelle mushrooms at Cleveland National Forest.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


There is a Grand Canyon Line railroad boxcar installed across the creek.  It serves as office and bridge to my car mechanic.  Another patriot.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Here's what the parents of elementary school kids look at every day, waiting for the light at Topanga School Rd.  Signs announcing soccer matches, the party animals / hire-a-herd / petting zoo, holiday art classes and kids yoga.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jarrod's Angel

A little angel by the roadside, where a motorcyclist died a few years ago.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Party Animals

We have a party animals petting zoo, that also provides hire-a-herd brush clearance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Cold, tangy and delicious.  Made from scratch, and sold by this enterprising 5 year old.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Cock A Doodle Doo

You think the owner of this one has something to crow about?  Seen in Santa Monica Canyon.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cork Car

Been working in creative Santa Monica where I spotted this car.  It's a Toyota, covered with wine corks all over.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Antonia aiming the atlatl at Camp Josepho.  It's a Native American spear launching stick that preceded the bow and arrow.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Honey Bees

There's a bunch of happy bees, dipping into the rue flowers on a sunny morning.

Thursday, March 8, 2012


We have yurts, and people living in them.  And the grass is greenest in February.  =)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sunny Stripes

It's a bit late in the season for the Santa hat... but we do have happy crocodiles.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


A riot of pink blossoms in a parking lot.  Seen near Topanga & Ventura Blvd in Woodland Hills.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hazy Morning

Wormwood, lavender, a black walnut tree in bloom, and another view of the hazy hills beyond.

Sunday, March 4, 2012


Goat curry with rice, dhal, green bean salad & raita. Yum!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Another happy welding project, sticking out a long tongue at the passerby.
Seen by the creekside on Encina Rd.

Friday, March 2, 2012


We have weekend yardsales.  Like this one, featuring flowery dresses and fancy millinery.  The hats were made by Claire, the French owner of the Mimosa Cafe.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


March Theme Day, Electricity

Not taken in Topanga, but rather out of the window at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Westwood, where I happened to work the other day. 

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