Thursday, December 30, 2010

SkyWatch Friday & Looking at the Sky on Friday / Flood Control Channel at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California USA

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This is a flood control channel that runs beside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
It was a rainy day but I chose to take the drive to view the float decorating anyway.
People have to be rescued from these channels every year because it seems they don't know what the fences are for...smart, huh?
The sky had a little bit of attitude at 5:00 p.m.
No rain, PLEASE, for the Rose Parade on New Years Day!


27 comments:

Kevin said...

Great photo, not the normal everyday Rose Bowl area photo.

Enjoy the New Years in Pasadena. Have fond memories of the Rose Bowl parade, haven't seen it for about 30 years now.

Riet said...

What a great shot. I love the sky and its different colours. Happy new Year

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Carolyn! Love those moody skies! Does make you wonder about peoples mentality sometimes doesn't it??? Wishing you a wonderful and very Happy New Year!

Sylvia

Benikos place said...

Happy and Healthy new year 2011!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Moody skies make for interesting photos, fingers crossed on that rain for you. Have a great new year.

Tricia said...

Cali's gettin' too much rain these days, so NO MORE RAIN, GOD! Say pretty please! heheheee
I'd say the sky really did have a bit of an attitude, but it sure looks cool! =)

Miss Becky said...

I love this shot! Absolutely love it. And...my Wisconsin Badgers will be playing in the Rose Bowl, so thank you for giving me a peek into that world. Happy SWF and Happy New Year.

Kay L. Davies said...

Still quite a few hours until the parade. Here's hoping it's dry.
I remember watching the Rose Bowl Parade on black and white TV when I was a kid. LOL
All the best for 2011.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Xavi said...

Happy New Year to you Carlolyn!!!

ewok1993 said...

I enjoy watching the rose parade every year on tv. I hope one day I could go and see it in person.

Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow here in norcal. Hope it's all blue down south.

Happy and Healthy New Year.

Thanks for all the wonderful images you shared this year. More Power to you.

Al said...

Nice shot. We have channels like that here in Colorado too, and every year people climb into them and need to be rescued.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

My Dear!

Thank you very much for your visits and comments during 2010.

Thanks cause I learned many subjects of photography with you and all the coleagues of SKYFRIDAY!
Have a nice evening and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
GOD BLESS YOU"
I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TOGETHER IN 2011..http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/12/believe-you-can-fly/

LauraX said...

wow! the water has the form of a figure...with cat ears and a humanish body...cool!!! happy new year:)

♥Kathy♥ said...

Well I hope the weather clears up for your parade. How much have you gotton now? People would have to be nuts to get close to the fast moving water.

Scott said...

It looks like you were standing in the channel. . . they didn't have to rescue you did they??? Good luck for the weather on New Year's Day.

Rick said...

Ok Carolyn - I'm caught up. again. Phew - this holiday stuff sure takes a lot of time ;-)

Lovely photos - love seeing your travel photos esp. from Hawaii since I can relate.

I hope you had a great Christmas, and best wishes for the New Year !

BraCom (Bram) said...

Beautiful SkyWatch posting!
thank you for sharing this beautiful photo work

Thanks for your visits and comments in the past Year.
I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year.


Happy SWF! Have a good weekend,
Regards, Bram

My SkyWatch on WordPress

Seen on Sky Watch Friday, Season 4, Episode 25

eileeninmd said...

Neat shot! I hope you have a dry day for the parade. I wish you and yours a very Happy, Healthy New years.

Y. Ikeda said...

Nice composition with a great perspective!
Happy New Year.
Yoshi

Laurie Brandriet Keller said...

This is one fine photograph. Happy New Year. xoxo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I always love the signs we see in CA and AZ to the effect that you shouldn't drive in ditches when they're flooded. "Avoid ditches when filled with water." Duh!
Happy New Year -- I will add my hopes for no rain for you. You've certainly gotten more than your share so far.

We've always wanted to watch the float-building. How great you get to do that,.

Happy New Year.

Gattina said...

Beautiful picture ! very special !

fredamans said...

They've used this area for movies a few times. Great shot!
Happy 2011!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/12/sky-friday_31.html

James said...

Cool shot! It's like a huge water slide. :)

Marites said...

the water flow looks like some kind of a monster:) James is right too..it's like a huge waterslide. happy new year!

Kcalpesh said...

This is a marvelous shot!!


Pixellicious Photos wishes you a very happy new year!!

Linnea said...

That's unusual to see so much water flowing through there. Nice view you've captured here. It's been cold and dreary here in the Bay Area...not too much rain. I think you're getting more down south than we are. Happy new year and thanks for visiting my skies!