Ocean View Farms, a Community Garden and City Oasis

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On Saturday, I spent the morning learning how to grow tomatoes at Ocean View Farms (OVF).
What is Ocean View Farms?
It is among the largest of more than 70 community gardens in Los Angeles County, with over 300 gardeners, ranging in [...]

The Treasured Sculpture Garden Gem at UCLA

Hidden in the back of UCLA’s beautiful campus is a little known, but highly relaxing area known as the Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden, which was dedicated in 1967, after the first acquisitions were installed.
The Sculpture Garden features over seventy sculptures by artists including Jean Arp, Alexander Calder, Claire Falkenstein, Barbara Hepworth, Gaston Lachaise, Jacques [...]

A Study in Black and White

I love black and white photographs. The contrasts between the colors and the shades of grey draw me into the lair of the subject. As a matter of fact, the winner of the Digital Photography School’s best 2008 photo contest was a black and white picture.
Although shooting in black and white is somewhat new to [...]

Can you relax at UCLA?

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Los Angeles (80º and sunny), so in the afternoon, I hopped on my bike and rode to the UCLA campus. Although I had passed by this garden a couple of weeks ago in my car, I was to stop because I couldn’t see where the entrance was; [...]