Friday, March 31, 2006

Snail stampede...!!


Well, here's a bunch of them, thundering by and kicking up a cloud of dust like you've never seen! I was safely behind some big rocks when this herd ran by. The ground shook as they raced by. It was quite a sight!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Another fast one...


I got out of the way of this guy just in time. He was bearing down on me with the fury and speed and power of a t-rex. Just as he lunged for my throat, I dodged to the left, and tumbled down the hillside to safety. I'll show you pictures of what transpired next, tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

In the PArk


In Los Angeles, in the big bad city, there is a really great park. Well, it actually used to be a resevoir back in the old days. Then the dam broke and tons of water cascaded down La Brea Avenue, and took out some houses and maybe even killed a couple of people. Its been turned into a county park, and it is a good place to take a walk or have a family outing. I took this picture in the grass after the rain last weekend. The place was humming with snails on the move, a veritable stampede of slugs and their houses. Here you can see a few scampering away at high speed. Look at the skid marks on the ground. I don't know where they were going, but I'm glad I didn't get in their way.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Sidewalk stuff...

This is a stretch of street that invites people to use it as a dumping ground. Its light industry on one side and houses on the other side. What else is a street like this for? This pile of junk was in two parts, and of course, the people that left it had no choice but to leave it here. There are roadblocks all over town so nobody can take anything to the dump. "Leave your junk on the side of the road"
Isn't that a song by the Beatles?

Today is Saturday...

This morning I went to the bookstore. I parked in a spot that had NO OTHER CARS AROUND. I mean there were 5 rows of empty spaces, it was nine a damn clock. The store had just opened. There were tumbleweeds blowing through. I parked my sedan, and went into the store to browse and not spend any money. When I came out, this minivan was parked in front of my car. You could not get a fly's testicle in between the vehicles. What is this person's problem? And you know the driving habits are just like the parking behaviour. What gives? I should have gone into the store and asked them to make an announcement that the minivan was being broken into and stolen. But I got the picture of the plate, so I will be on the look out for this clown.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

More traffic...

I hate the traffic here in Los Angeles.
I'll have some pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Still driving in LA...

Why do the guys have to run up beside you on the Harbor Freeway north, and there is no one behind you, and then they get in front of you in a most dangerous way, just to get on the Golden State freeway north? What is their point? This is not Indianapolis. Not Daytona. What gives? Are people that stupid? Or do they have something to prove? And why are so many of them on the cell phone at the time? Sometimes I wish I had the jeep from the TV show Rat Patrol. Lots of ignorant drivers out there. When I come upon you after you had your accident, I'll take pictures and sell them to you. With a caption that says, "Its THIS GUY'S FAULT!!" Good luck in your race to the bottom of the car racing contest on LA freeways that takes place everyday. Go ahead and show everybody how fast your car is. We all know you are rushing to some unimportant appointment. Whatever it is, it can wait... In other words, Back off clown!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

While driving in LA...

When you're driving in Los Angeles, is the guy who passes and cuts you off a prick and the guy who tailgates you an asshole? Or is it the other way around? I wonder about these things as I drive to the office.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

I'm Back...

I know its been a while since I laast posted. I went out and took a bunch of pictures today. Came away with some nice ones. Only thing is, these were taken with the old Nikon. I went to a one hour place and just asked for the film to be developed, 20 minutes these days. Then I scanned the negatives into the computer. Not the same as taking pics with a digital camera. But it does feel good to have a heavy Nikon in my hand compared to the plastic Kodak. Anyway, here is a bunch more stuff that someone is tossing out curbside. Looks nice, doesn't it?