Friday, July 31, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Along the Coast

Seen from White Point Park.

More SkyWatch Friday here.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Little Gem Magnolia Blossom

Magnolia grandiflora

The Little Gem blossom will open to reveal a creamy white, huge (8 in. diameter) fragrant showy flower.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Adirondack Chairs

Come, set a spell...

(kangaroo paws in foreground)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Honey Perfume

Honey Perfume Floribunda Rose:
Its glowing, apricot-yellow flowers mature to creamy white, filling the air with fragrance.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Eastview Little League Field

at Knoll Hill

Sunday, July 26, 2009


6:56 AM

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wedding in Averill Park


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Port Town #3

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Port Town #2

Monday, July 20, 2009

Port Town #1

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Studio 339


Presented by Lauren Kilgore at Studio 339
Seventh Street Photo Restoration
339 West Seventh Street
San Pedro, California

Hiroko Momii paints delicately layered abstract works where cell-like structures unite and separate, multiply and divide, appear and dissolve, as though woven throughout pictorial space. These renderings of biomorphic systems and astral fields are contemplative and meditative in nature, rich with saturated color, and meticulously detailed.

View works by Hiroko Momii at here.

And make sure to stop by STUDIO 339 on the first Thursday of every month for the 1st Thursday ArtWalk of Downtown San Pedro.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Day Lilies

Friday, July 17, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Here Comes The Sun

George Harrison 1988

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer. He achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles, and is listed number 21 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 100 Best Guitarists of All Time." 

"Here Comes the Sun" is a song by George Harrison from The Beatles' 1969 album Abbey Road.

More sunrises here.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ital Contessa

Cargo ship Ital Contessa, departed the Port of Los Angeles on Monday at 3:37 AM for Oakland, bound for Taiwan, ETA July 28 at midnight.

Vessel itineraries can be found on

  • Ship Type: Cargo - Hazard A (Major)
  • Year Built: 2006
  • Length x Breadth: 333 m X 42 m
  • DeadWeight: 98700 t
  • Speed recorded (Max / Average): 18.1 / 11.2 knots

Ital Contessa seen from Knoll Hill.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Point Fermin

Monday, July 13, 2009

Union Pacific at The Port

Ever wondered why the UP locomotives running on the track just down the block from your house always sound their horns four times when approaching your street? Or heard a whole series of short whistle blasts and wondered what they meant? Check out Locomotive Horn Signals here.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Fire Engine/17th Street

Port of Los Angles in background.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Skywatch Friday - Fire on 17th Street

A fire started in a dryer downstairs, then travelled up through the walls into the attic. Everyone is OK and the home is still habitable, thanks to the LAFD. The Los Angeles Fire Department is a full-spectrum life safety agency™ protecting more than 4 million people who live, work and play in America's second largest City. The LAFD's 3,586 uniformed personnel protect life, property and the environment through their direct involvement in fire prevention, firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster response, public education and community service. (from

Fires can occur when lint builds up in the dryer or in the exhaust duct. Lint can block the flow of air, cause excessive heat build-up, and result in a fire in some dryers. 

To help prevent fires:

Clean the lint screen/filter before or after drying each load of clothes. If clothing is still damp at the end of a typical drying cycle or drying requires longer times than normal, this may be a sign that the lint screen or the exhaust duct is blocked.

Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct periodically. Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is operating to make sure exhaust air is escaping. If it is not, the vent or the exhaust duct may be blocked. To remove a blockage in the exhaust path, it may be necessary to disconnect the exhaust duct from the dryer. Remember to reconnect the ducting to the dryer and outside vent before using the dryer again.

Clean behind the dryer, where lint can build up. Have a qualified service person clean the interior of the dryer chassis periodically to minimize the amount of lint accumulation. Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter.

Replace plastic or foil, accordion-type ducting material with rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct. Most manufacturers specify the use of a rigid or corrugated semi-rigid metal duct, which provides maximum airflow. The flexible plastic or foil type duct can more easily trap lint and is more susceptible to kinks or crushing, which can greatly reduce the airflow.

Take special care when drying clothes that have been soiled with volatile chemicals such as gasoline, cooking oils, cleaning agents, or finishing oils and stains. If possible, wash the clothing more than once to minimize the amount of volatile chemicals on the clothes and, preferably, hang the clothes to dry. If using a dryer, use the lowest heat setting and a drying cycle that has a cool-down period at the end of the cycle. To prevent clothes from igniting after drying, do not leave the dried clothes in the dryer or piled in a laundry basket. (from Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Visit clearer skies here.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Courageous Men

Los Angeles Fire Department
Serving with Courage, Integrity & Pride

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

'52 Chevy DeLuxe

The Three Stooges ride in style!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

'48 Chevy Fleetline

On Paseo del Mar.
Read about the Legends Car Club here.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Celebrating Freedom!

My country, ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims’ pride,
From every mountainside,
Let freedom ring!

Samuel F. Smith 1832

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Sweet Land of Liberty!

Ronald Reagan Hybrid Tea Rose

Friday, July 3, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze

See the curtains hanging in the window
In the evening on a Friday night
A little light a-shining through the window
Lets me know every thing's all right

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind
Summer breeze, makes me feel fine
Blowing through the jasmine in my mind

See the paper laying on the sidewalk
A little music from the house next door
So I walk on up to the door step
Through the screen and across the floor

Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune
When I come home from a hard day's work
And you're waiting there, not a care in the world

See the smile a waiting in the kitchen
Food cooking and the plates for two
Feel the arms that reach out to hold me
In the evening when the day is through

Seals & Crofts

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Theme Day: Empty

No one on the track.
Except for the photographer's long shadow.

San Pedro High School

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