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All Together Now854 viewsTaken 1/23/06
Strong winds buffeted Southern California last night and this morning causing wide spread damage. Fallen trees, downed power lines, etc. Sustained winds at my station were 30 mph with gusts as high as 42 mph. Combined with extremely low humidity, these conditions have prompted a Red Flag Fire Alert. These palm trees were all leaning to the South as the winds roared out of the North.

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Rays852 viewsTaken 4/17/04
A fast moving cold front moved through Los Angeles today bringing about .24" of rain and a high temperature of only 55 degrees at my station in Altadena. Light snow was reported at Mt. Wilson. This photo is looking West from Altadena at the La Crescenta area above Glendale. A break in the clouds let the rays of sunshine through. A beautiful day.
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Bob Westphal850 viewsThis is the photo I was trying to recreate. As you can see i didn't get it exactly right. This is my Dad in front of a B-17 in Europe.
Thanks to the wealth of information available on the Internet, I found out that "WALLAROO" was part of the 303rd Bomber Group and flew 35 Combat Missions before being shot down Jan 14, 1944.
Glad my Dad wasn't on it.
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Malealuca849 viewsLooks like it's related to the Bottle Brush plant. Beautiful purple bloom. Take at San Clement State Beach Campground.
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Hermosa Pier846 viewsTaken 12/30/06
Several storms out in the Pacific were beginning to affect Northern California with heavy rain. These same storms were causing heavy surf all along the coast. A large west-northwest swell continued to affect the outer coastal waters of Southern California today. Breakers of 8 to 12 feet, with locally higher sets, pounded the coastline. Water can be seen here making it to the top of the beach past the burm.
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Altadena Lightning844 viewsTaken 2/1/04
A great thunderstorm was blowing through my town. I went into the backyard and started taking time exposures with my Olympus Digital Camera. I was lucky to capture this nice bolt.
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Dumont Moon841 viewsThe Full Moon was rising over the Sand Dunes. Temperatures were in the 70's with a moderate Northerly Wind. You can see the sand blowing off of the tops of the Dunes.
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Hydrangea833 viewsTaken in my back yard.
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830 viewsIts been just over a year since I captured the first image of the bear. He is one of the most frequent visitors now
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Goldfields Dune830 viewsThe desert floor at Dumont Dunes is blanketed with Goldfields. March 2005 was an exceptional year for desert wildflowers.
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Two Times The Fun828 viewsThis image clearly makes me think we have more than one bear visiting Holly Slope Rd. This ones color is more black and has what appears to be a White Chest Blaze. Maybe they are a couple?
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Old Guys Rule820 viewsStill getting used to the Quad a little. Andy and I were trying some jumps.
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