Sunday, May 1, 2011

PRIDE OF MADEIRA


People think L.A. is ugly but it is not!

This is a stand of a plant called Pride of Madeira on the corner of Silver Lake Boulevard and that street by the dog park near the reservoir. Right out in the open! Not even in a botanical garden, or fenced in, or with a sign in front--just this gorgeous stand of otherworldly blooms, for all to see.








4 comments:

  1. Some of my best days in Pasadena were spent sitting under my fig tree while drafting budgets for my P&L. Birds singing, gentle breezes blowing, mission figs ripening, bougainvillea blooming and humming birds sipping the nectar from our birds-of-paradise. It doesn't get much better than that!

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  2. Yup Frank, in its better moments, Southern Cal. IS paradise...and Fred, yes, great blue heron definitely looks closest. I was so startled to see he/she standing in the back yard that I did a what the?...doubletake and then it very majestically spread its wings and took off...seemed like the whole bird was a very beautiful smoky gray...with now that I think of it maybe bluish tints...

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  3. since moving near a lake, I have come to regard the great blue herons as heralds of Christ. I just saw one flying low over the lake and landing on the shore. And then when it saw me it flew low toward the opposite shore.

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