Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pasadena's body of water...bet you didn't know

Friends in other places are ocean-adjacent, river-adjacent, marsh-adjacent. We are inlanders but can claim a body of water not much more than 10 minutes away. Taking a southerly detour from the freeway coming home from work and daycare back in the 1980s, my son and I stopped there afternoons when he was a toddler. The place is Johnson Lake. Located in a, shall we say high-end, residential neighborhood in southwest Pasadena, the private lake is ringed with houses but, at least it was true 28 years ago, one could find a bit of access to the chain-link fence, through which mother and son could feed Cheerios to the ducks.


The photo is from Petrea Burchard's blog, which I just discovered today and will revisit to see how much of new and old Pasadena she has found to share with her readers. Her lake photo and the fact that she has created Pasadenadailyphoto.blogspot.com to celebrate our city, my hometown, make me absurdly happy on this breezy, just-warm-enough April Sunday. Peace.

(In an earlier version of this post, I had misspelled Petrea Burchard's name, the generous photographer who gave her permission to use the photo. And after my last post about names...sheesh. My error.)

9 comments:

Laoch of Chicago said...

Pasadena really is beautiful. I have envy.

Bellis said...

Hi - I've come over from Petrea's blog to look at yours. I got a bit confused about Johnson Lake because that's what I've been calling Johnson Field in Hahamongna since it was flooded a few weeks ago (and which Petrea posted a photo of). Had completely forgotten about the "real" Johnson Lake in West Pasadena, the one I really want to take a boat out on one of these days.

Antares Cryptos said...

I'm just going to sit here and rest awhile.:)

Marylinn Kelly said...

Laoch - It is very beautiful, with so many charming parts, one forgets. The blog link in the post will show you and tell you more. You do have a fine lake of your own.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Bellis - Thank you for visiting and commenting. From you profile page, I now have too many Pasadena blogs to see read...will you check back and tell us about taking a boat out on Johnson Lake?

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares Cryptos - You've picked a fine spot. :)

Petrea Burchard said...

Hi Marylinn, thanks for linking. We do have a fine city (or large town) and I love it here. Laoch--I lived in Chicago for ten years and loved it there, too. And there's at least one daily photo blog in that great city.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Petrea - Thank you for stopping by. From Bellis' profile page, I saw how many Pasadena blogs there may be. I felt clueless. Thanks again for the photo.

Petrea Burchard said...

My pleasure.

There are so many blogs in Pasadena I've stopped even trying to keep track. The blogging community here is fertile, to say the least!