In The ‘Hood

My dog took me for a walk this morning. I love this neighborhood. Am I crazy to want to get out of Los Angeles?

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  1. Wonderful pics! Those parrots are in your hood too?!! They are thick as bees in Orange. No, you don’t want to leave LA!!

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    1. Yes there are hoards of parrots, and lots of them like to hang out in South Pasadena. They must think its cool. Actually, it is cool! If only I could find a way to avoid traffic ….

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      1. I moved 2 months ago to eliminate horrible commute. I still have a job I dislike, but cutting the commute by 75% is wonderful. I was/am renting. Next move will hopefully be to place I buy… so I realize that makes things much more permanent. Traffic is horrible waste of life, tho!

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  2. Calif. does have its benefits. Is that a native parrot or wild non-native? I can barely imagine looking up in a tree seeing a parrot! Love the shape & color of the artichokes. Happy Easter/Spring/return of the Light.

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    1. This parrot has a yellow head (there was a pair), but 99% of the time I see parrots with red heads. Here’s a post from December 2012 that shows the ones I usually see, and which like my olive tree. https://mkpix.wordpress.com/2012/12/05/a-welcome-guest/ The parrots I photographed today were HUGE, at least as big as a large crow, maybe bigger. According to the local Audubon society there are many species of parrots here.

      Happy Easter/Spring/Light to you too!

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  3. Beautiful! Love seeing all this green! Looks like a great neighborhood to me, maybe we could trade places?

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    1. Well, based on your recent post of your walking weekend, I just might take you up on that!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly.

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  4. A gorgeous series of shots. Obviously LA has its advantages, but the crowds and traffic would definitely freak me out. I started moving away from and avoiding large cities back in the mid-70s and haven’t looked back. These days it actually scares me to have to drive through one on a rare occasion.

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    1. Thanks Gunta. That’s exactly it — too many people, too much traffic. One Saturday I went to a nearby museum (20 miles) and that trip took longer than my Sunday to my favorite beach (85 miles). Sheesh! My neighborhood is nice and almost like a separate space, though.

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  5. Great combination of images! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Blue! It’s a nice neighborhood, isn’t it?

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