Monday, October 1, 2012

Theme Day: Silhouette

A Sierra Madre Block With a Palm in Front of Nearly Every House
 
Yesterday, I briefly mentioned the Arbolita Ranch on Central Avenue (now Sierra Madre Boulevard), owned by Mr. Blair, and managed at one time by Carlton Pegler. 

Mr. Blair's property eventually became the Basset and Washburn Kentia Palm Nursery.  Kentia Palms are a fairly small variety, often used indoors.  But there is a street in the Palm Nursery's former area that seems to have a preponderance of large palm trees -  one in almost every yard. Coincidence? Looks like another chance for some further research.

I like how large palm trees seem to watch over us as we go about our lives. The group in today's photo always reminds me of a row of benevolent concert-goers, watching the neighborhood's show from really great balcony seats. ...and they never get bored and leave.

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The City Daily Photo Blog (CDPB) Community holds a monthly Theme Day, and October's theme is "Silhouette."  If you're able to, please visit the City Daily Photo Blog Community's Facebook page, to see how others from around the world have interpreted the theme.




14 comments:

  1. i like this one! has a vintage look to it :)

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    1. Thanks, Tanya. Vintage, huh? I guess I can see that too. :)

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  2. In a completely opposite way: my "favorite" (if you can call it that) iconic image of the L.A. riots was of a palm tree burning. In a weird way, so very (twisted) L.A.

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    1. That really is iconic. And very "twisted L.A.." Such a sad scene.

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  3. There is something about Southern California Palm Trees. I 'never get bored' looking at them :). Lovely photo for CDP theme day.

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    1. Thanks, LOL. I love them, too. This block has them lined down both sides, with their lovely mop-heads looking down as you walk past.

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  4. Sighhhhh...I'm with LOLfromPasa - I could stare at palms all day (albeit mine are perhaps more properly Polynesian than S. Californian palms :) They make me think of home and all things homey, lovely silhouette picture!

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    1. Thanks, Lulu! You'll have to post some of your Polynesian palms. WOuld love to see them.

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  5. Wonderful choice for Theme Day!

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    1. Thank you, Randy. I've been inspired by you, and have been messing around with reflections a bit more. Nothing worth posting yet, though!

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  6. Sierra Madre essence. Beautiful.

    Please have a good new month ahead.

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  7. Yeah, there is something sort of vintagey about this. I can't put my finger on it, but I see that too. Lovely!

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    1. I'm wondering if it's the whole "So Cal in the 50's" palm tree thing? These are kind of old and vintagey... Thanks so much. I was planning to dump this, when I couldn't get the street light out of it, but I'm learning to accept less-than-perfect a little more often! :)

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