WW: Wild(wood) Life

It’s a “Wild Card” week for my Wordless Wednesday group, so it seems like the perfect time to get out in the wild and show you some of the scenery at our favorite place to hike, Wildwood Park.

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At Wildwood Park (Thousand Oaks, California), January 2014

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Playing With The Stars: Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum

Playing With The Stars: Visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum

The original Hollywood Wax Museum has occupied a prime spot on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, just east of Highland Avenue, for nearly fifty years, and is still owned and operated by the family who started it back in 1965. But this place is no dusty, stuffy relic of old-time show biz–visitors are encouraged to become part of the show here. Everything you’ll encounter is camera-ready, and you’re more than welcome to get in […]

WW: Autumn in the San Fernando Valley…

WW: Autumn in the San Fernando Valley…

…doesn’t look all that different from the rest of the year, to be honest. Granada Hills, California, October 2013 For the record: This is the 2000th post on The 3 R’s Blog. document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Sign of a Tourist: Or, A Day in Hollywood

Sign of a Tourist: Or, A Day in Hollywood

When you see this sign, you know where you are I’ve lived more than half my life in places where one of the leading industries is tourism. As a teenager on Florida’s Gulf Coast, I mocked it–”tourist trap” was an insult applied to places residents wouldn’t go and activities they wouldn’t do. As a thirtysomething in Memphis–Tennessee’s other “Music City”–I visited Graceland only in the company of out-of-town visitors, but I worked at one of the […]

WW: Hot in Here!

WW: Hot in Here!

…Well, I’m assuming this guy stripped down to cool down… document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

WW Wild Card: Only in LA…

WW Wild Card: Only in LA…

…do fictional Realtors from TV sitcoms get bus-bench ads like real-life Realtors do. Phil Dunphy’s bench, on Franklin Avenue east of Highland “Watch a new episode of Modern Family tonight on ABC!”  If you want. Or DVR it and watch it later–that’s what I’ll do. Or watch something else. (This post is sponsored by absolutely no one, in case you couldn’t tell.) An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to […]

WW: Change–Outdoor Dining, circa 1600

WW: Change–Outdoor Dining, circa 1600

Mealtime rituals have changed a bit since the 17th century, haven’t they? Fine dining at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire, April 2013 An InLinkz Link-up Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

#WW: Beached/Reading, with #JustOneParagraph

#WW: Beached/Reading, with #JustOneParagraph

This week’s Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday prompt is “Beach Reading.” Since I rarely go to the beach at all, and I do most of my reading indoors, I’m mixing things up a little… On a related note, I’m in the process of “beaching” a whole lot of books–in the “beached whale” sense. I’m winnowing the “to be read” collection of books that are probably not to be read after all, and clearing out the ones that […]

Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday: Water

Linked-Up Wordless Wednesday: Water

April showers bring May flowers…but what do fountains bring? Getty Center, February 2013 My photo, edited with Snapseed document.write(”); Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Wordless Wednesday: Be My Valentine

Wordless Wednesday: Be My Valentine

Self-portrait with iPhone, Getty Center gardens (Los Angeles, CA), February 2013 Today’s Four-Way Wordless Wednesday has a Valentine’s Day theme! Please check out how my friends see the holiday: Candice: Josh Duhamel Says Happy Valentine’s Day Desiree: The Day of Love: Wordless Wednesday Kim: Wordless Wednesday: In the Mail Posted with Blogsy Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join […]

Wordless Wednesday: Castle and Contrast

Wordless Wednesday: Castle and Contrast

Neighbors: Franklin Avenue, Los Angeles, California I’m linking up in a fantastic four-way Wordless Wednesday! Please check out today’s photos from Kim: Wordless Wednesday: Indecision; Desiree: 6 Month Baby Tradition – Wordless Wednesday; and Candice: Not My Baby Anymore. Posted with Blogsy Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 2,358 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

(More or Less) Wordless Wednesday: Observations

(More or Less) Wordless Wednesday: Observations

Tall Paul and I took a few extra days off for Thanksgiving (he’s still off, lucky guy!), and spent most of one of them checking out the views of the city and the stars–the sky kind, not the Hollywood kind–at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. This telescope is open to the public in the evenings. During daylight hours, it’s easier to see stars at one of the planetarium shows. You can take a tour […]

Picture It: Flea Market Finds (of the oddball kind)

Picture It: Flea Market Finds (of the oddball kind)

You probably already figured this out, but I’m having a “not much time to write” week, so the photoblogs are running hot and heavy right now! Tall Paul and I visited the monthly Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena last Sunday, and we mostly came back with pictures. The flea market can be some inexpensive entertainment… …especially if you find bad decor entertaining… …and pop-culture artifacts… A Klingon, a starship commander, and a Ferengi walk […]

Picture It: The Reagan Library and Museum

Picture It: The Reagan Library and Museum

Those of you who are at all familiar with my political leanings will not be the slightest bit surprised that, despite the fact that I have lived, literally, down the hill from it for almost four years, I never visited the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum until a couple of weeks ago. The Library itself isn’t open to the general public, but the Museum recaps the life and careers–Hollywood, Sacramento, and Washington eras–of the late actor, California governor […]

Scenes From a Sunday Drive; or, Why We Come to California

Scenes From a Sunday Drive; or, Why We Come to California

These photos were taken driving south on the Pacific Coast Highway from Point Mugu, north of Malibu, to Santa Monica on the Sunday morning of Labor Day weekend. They were edited using iPhoto, but primarily for cropping, composition, and brightness adjustments–I haven’t enhanced the colors. The PCH cuts between the rocks here at Point Mugu. You may have seen this spot in many car commercials… Surf is way up near Point Mugu Down in Santa […]