Pretty Pasadena

Since the winter has been so reluctant to release its icy clutches in the Northeast, I figured a little R & R in sunshiny California might boost my spirits and get my creative juices flowing again! Luckily we have relatives living up and down the California coastline, so first stop, Pasadena!

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Not quite as warm as I had hoped, but by Boston standards, a relative heat wave!! Yesterday we took a drive down to Malibu to catch the Pacific Ocean-breathtaking…

Malibu Beach Pacific Ocean

Today, I took a walk around the neighborhood where we are staying in the historic Orange Heights District of Pasadena.

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Quaint little bungalows and cacti line the streets,

Pasadena Welcome Sign

and everywhere there are palm trees,

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bright green grass

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and beautiful flower gardens.

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Makes me long for springtime to finally arrive in Boston.

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This historic area has a Spanish influence that is reflected in the architecture, loving these steps and wrought iron gate.

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Nearing my walk’s end, I spotted this box, which I initially thought to be a bird house. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was a little neighborhood free lending library!

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This is the view from the front porch where we are staying. Palm trees and grapefruits

Grapefruit Trees

and white picket fences.

Pasadena Porch Yard

Sweet. Tomorrow its onto San Diego! And don’t worry, Coach is at home digging up new treasures for me to DIY once we get back home. Hope things are warming up on the east coast!! But for now, haste la vista, baby!! Susan

Comments

  1. This is just what we (those of us stuck in the cold) needed. Thank you for sharing!!

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