Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Antique Bicycle

Seen at the closing sale of the "Main St. USA" antique store.  Not sure if this is just decorative, or if it ever was functional.  But if it was, I sure hope it had some 6" of padding...
By the way, I grew up with Dutch bicycles.  A Dutch bicycle compares to any other bicycle like a sofa compares to a folding chair.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Look who is lounging here, catching the sun, and waiting for prey in my backyard.  A large diamond back rattlesnake.

Friday, April 27, 2012


A member of the nightshade family.  Poisonous, but the berries are edible when ripe.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yoni Tree

Another roadside attraction: the yoni tree.  Showing off along Topanga Cyn Blvd, in front of an old rock wall.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lee's Dragon

Here's another front yard guardian, fiercely protecting the trashcan.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012


House numbers, announcing 1406 through 1414 of Topanga Cyn Blvd.  All on one tree. .

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Detail on the "Great Wall of Topanga".   Happy Earthday one and all.  Love rules!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Country Natural

The health food store formerly known as "The Food Chakra".  Along with One Love Beauty and the tiny Bhutan Shop.  At 6 am when there's nobody around...

Friday, April 20, 2012


We have huge patches of mustard flowers, dotting the hillsides in April.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ancient Oak

Another ancient oak tree.  Spring has sprung, and life goes on, even though some of the old limbs are coming down to lighten the load.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Kissing Tree

Natural wonders - here's another happy, lip locked smooching tree.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012


Another shot of the race car & dummy, stuck on a barn roof in my neighborhood.  Previously seen here: 

Thursday, April 12, 2012


We have lots of great musicians, and they all like to get together for some good old fashioned jammin'.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Garden Fairy

It's spring - high time to get the garden going.  This little one is watching over the basil...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


There's a wheel stuck in this tree, and it's been there for a long time.  Chances are, we'll never know how it got there in the first place.  Seen on Paradise Lane.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Lean to

Here is a house, build around an oak tree, which seems to be leaning on the roof.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Not exactly cobblestones, but a close up of the nice flow in the wood grain of a decaying oak tree.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Ruffle Shorts

It's shorts over shirts, in the place of many colors Hillbillyhip.  Vintage Hawaiian, anyone?

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Yoni Cave 2

Since the yoni cave is the most popular image on this blog, here's a close up for everyone.  Cheers!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Here's a young Western fence lizard, enjoying the sun on my porch.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Steve's basket, on a recent mushroom foray.  We're looking at Amanitas (not edible), an Elfin Saddle and those bright yellow , spongy ones.  Forgot the name but they turned out delicious in a frying pan with a bit of olive oil and salt & pepper.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


New York Bagel & Deli on Wilshire Blvd in Santa Monica.  There aren't any local bakeries in Topanga...  As the Citydailyphoto website is down, I seem to recall Bakeries are the theme for today.  IMHO the best bakery on Wilshire is the Huckleberry Cafe.  But they are in such a busy blur, it's hard to get a picture.