Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pacific Overlook

Group of people standing on a hill, overlooking the ocean.  Waiting for a hazy sunset off Tuna Canyon.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dina's Garden

Sweet peas, chard, corn, zucchini and a whole bunch of other stuff, all fences in and protected from gophers.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Sri Lalita

We have ruffle skirts to dance in.  "Instant party" is what she says about wearing one of these...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Pato Banton

Rocking the crowd at Topangadays.  Great fun and the kids loved it!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


The biggest three day party bash of the year is here again.  It comes with a fabulous Memorial Day parade that includes people of all ages on foot, in costumes, on classic cars, trucks, floats, bicycles, roller-blades, trailers, uni-cycles, stilts, horses, with dogs and then some...  This photo is from a couple years ago, when I got to be one of the grand marshalls.

Here's a video that illustrates what's happening.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012


Topanga has many magic spots.  Here is a hill top labyrinth overlooking the Santa Monica bay.  That was my first time visit last Sunday, to watch the solar eclipse.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

One Love Beauty

Leeta's and Dorji's stores, early in the morning.  With lots of floating orbs...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fat Cats

Three of six, lounging on the bed.  They have a screened in porch as their kitty jungle gym, to keep them safe from coyotes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rose Falls 2

Going to the waters...  Happy Solar Eclipse time to one and all. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Street Snakes

According to my dear friend Dianne this sign means: "Snakes will eat your tires".  That's what she and her sisters determined, a long time ago in Kansas, during infinite car trips.
Here we're heading out on another adventure... 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Buddha's Forklift

Meditating up there in the air, under a nice umbrella.  Check out the frog behind the drivers seat.  Seen at Jalan Jalan.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Creekside Cave

There's caves by the creek, Laurel trees, knee deep watercress, mint, pennyroyal and wild celery...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tunnel 2

Here's the bottom end of the magic tunnel, going down toward the creek.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Tunnel

Went through "The Tunnel" this weekend.  It's a large drainage pipe that goes under Topanga Cyn Blvd. to one of the most magical place ever. Yes, that's a person climbing up through it, holding onto each side because it's pretty steep. I went down, and up again, in my Birkenstocks and swore not to reveal the location to anyone.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Rose Falls

Not in Topanga, but here's a waterfall in Los Padres National Forest.  Rose Falls, at the end of Rose Valley.  Went there on a herb walk with Lanny Kaufer and friends.
Quite informative and great fun!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Peace Sign

Straw doll and barbed wire peace sign, seen on the "Porch Girls" porch.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Old Timer - rear

It got all the stickers to legally drive in CA, plus spare tire... but who knows how old it is?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Old Timer - front

Sitting by the roadside, stranded for a couple of days.  Anyone know what make & model this might be?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Detail from the Toy's Wuz Us exhibit at the Great Wall of Topanga.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Blue Gate

We have XL size gates, protecting XL size mansions.  Seen on Henry Ridge.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Two Peacocks having a little dance at high noon in the middle of the street.

Actually it's a mini relationship drama..

First we pick on each other, then we dance.  Then we run off into the bushes together...

Saturday, May 5, 2012


New installation at the great wall of Topanga.  Close ups to follow...

Friday, May 4, 2012

Taco's "El Primo"

It's 6 in the morning and the "roach coach" on Pacific Coast Highway & Topanga Cyn Blvd is doing brisk business serving breakfast.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Country Natural

The health food store initially known as "The Food Chakra".  Plus One Love Beauty and the Bhutan Shop.  At 6 in the morning when nobody is there yet.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Curvy Wall

I love this curvy wall combining bricks, river rocks and ancient deities.  Seen on Alta Trail.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Mega mansion and mini van, seen off Henry Ridge.  Still under construction.