5 weeks ago
Mar 9, 2009
Business took me to Pasadena today, and as always I followed it up with a fact finding trip in the hollowed hills of Altadena. I believe I found the entrance to the zany Zorthian place, but that's for another day. The most important fact I uncovered this time, was that Altadenians employ unorthodox security systems.
I stopped to take pictures of this interesting looking house...
...and found that it was guarded by garden pixies who were hiding in the grass, outside the low brick wall fence. I have no idea about the effectiveness of this security system. I was more impressed by the next one I found:
No god - or deer - fearing burglar would dare to break into this house. It probably has vicious bunny rabbits hiding in the flower bed.
In the back there was a second deer - with a piglet on his head. Even the most hardened criminals would be scared off by this deadly deer-piglet combo.
Down the block a house sported a cryptic sign: "WE MUST STOP KILLING US"
With my nerves in tatters I fled.
By the way the light was very interesting; foreboding dark clouds, but the sun broke out here and there, at an angle. The result was a contrast of warm light and angry dark skies.