Thursday, April 30, 2009

Skywatch - Mountains at Sunrise

And more skies here!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

City Ballet

Throughout the history of San Pedro City Ballet, the one most common thread has been the practice of enabling the underserved members of our community to see the company's performances at no cost. From early on, schools and organizations in the local community and from the Greater Los Angeles area have been invited to see the company perform. One of the most fulfilling aspects of providing this service to the community is the awe and appreciation of those audiences...
Read more here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Marine Layer

A marine layer is an air mass which develops over the surface of a large body of water such as the ocean or large lake in the presence of a temperature inversion. The inversion itself is usually initiated by the cooling effect of the water on the surface layer of an otherwise warm air mass. As it cools, the surface air becomes denser than the warmer air above it, and thus becomes trapped below it. The layer may thicken through turbulence generated within the developing marine layer itself. It may also thicken if the warmer air above it is lifted by an approaching area of low pressure. The layer will also gradually increase its humidity by evaporation of the ocean or lake surface, as well as by the effect of cooling itself. Fog will form within a marine layer where the humidity is high enough and cooling sufficient to produce condensation. Stratus and stratocumulus will also form at the top of a marine layer in the presence of the same conditions there.

In the case of coastal California, the offshore marine layer is typically propelled inland by a pressure gradient which develops as a result of intense heating inland, blanketing coastal communities in cooler air which, if saturated, also contains fog. The fog can last until midday when the heat of the sun is frequently strong enough to evaporate it. An approaching frontal system or trough can also drive the marine layer onshore.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Slavko's Harbor Poultry

Specialty: Fried Chicken and Potato Nuggets

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Julia Child Rose

The Julia Child Floribunda Rose - the color of butter, what else?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Watching the Sun Rise

6:25:09 AM

Before and After
6:00:23 AM

6:25:27 AM

6:25:32 AM

Visit other sunrises and sunsets here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blue and Green

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rocky Shore

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

White Roses

Monday, April 20, 2009

Going Fishing

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Coastline & Sky

Below Paseo del Mar.

Visit other skies here!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Walking Wilson

Wilson's friend, a 4th grader who lives down the street, takes him for a walk by the ocean.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bougainvillea Arch

Isn't it neat how the bougainvillea vine makes a perfect arch over this gate?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Red Car

For sixty years, the Los Angeles area was served by a vast network of electric railway lines operated by the Pacific Electric Railway. Affectionately known as “Red Cars”, the Pacific Electric’s trolleys and interurban cars blanketed the Los Angeles area on more than 1000 miles of rail lines. The last remnant of the system was abandoned in 1961. Forty-two years later, a small piece of the system has been resurrected in San Pedro, as the Port of Los Angeles Waterfront Red Car Line. Read more on Railway Preservation here.

YAY! This marks the 100th post for san pedro daily photo!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Rabbit & Bunny Rescue in San Pedro

PetSave Foundation is a no-kill non-profit organization founded in June 2000 as a rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption resource for domestic rabbits.

PetSave Foundation's mission is to provide a safe haven for abused and abandoned domestic rabbits and to provide the public with any information necessary to reduce pet overpopulation and ensure that the pet-guardian relationship provides a lifetime, loving home for the pet.

Providing rabbit spay and neuter, health, behavior, and general care information to the public. We also provide referrals to dog and cat rescue organizations as a public service.

Photos of available rabbits here.

PetSave Foundation
522 W. 9th St.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Tel: 310-833-7333


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Deck of An Old Ship

From the deck of the SS Lane Victory, a WW II cargo ship.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Old Rose and Sky

Visit other beautiful skies here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hibiscus Flowers

Cherie Hibiscus

Seminole Pink Hibiscus

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gazebo and Palms

At Averill Park.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Under the Bridge

Seen from the Cruiseship Promenade.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Well, not just any fireboat: The Warner Lawrence is one of the most technologically advanced fireboats in the world. It is an omni-directional vessel driven by large propulsion devices similar to huge egg beaters. The Warner Lawrence has the capability to pump up to 38,000 US gallons per minute (2 m³/s) up to 400 feet (120 m) in the air.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Mexican Feather Grass

At the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Friday, April 3, 2009

Skywatch Friday - French Vanilla Clouds

Check out awesome skies from around the globe here.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rose Shadow

Autumn Sunblaze Miniature Rose Bush

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Theme Day: Yellow

Attention to Detail

Little touches make a big impact, no?