Christ on Pedestal, Miles City, MT. Miles City is a town of about 9,000 in the vast Great Plains of eastern Montana, at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Tongue rivers. Unlike many of the smaller towns in the region that have contracted or been largely abandoned in recent decades, Miles City has a stable economy and population and is the commercial hub for the large cattle and grain ranches of southeastern Montana. Shot in b/w.

Cow on Pedestal: Miles City is a town of about 9,000 people in the vast Great Plains of eastern Montana, at the confluence of the Yellowstone and Tongue rivers. While many of the smaller towns in the region have contracted or even been abandoned, Miles City has a stable economy and population and is the commercial hub for the large cattle and grain ranches of southeastern Montana.

Jesus Saves: Atop the 1927 United Artists Theatre, one of the grand theaters lining Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. The theater was converted into a church in 1986 and this rooftop sign moved here from a nearby church, according to the L.A. Times. The church closed several years later but the sign remained. The theater was recently reopened as a special-event theater and the building atop it has been refashioned into the trendy Ace Hotel.

Atop the Orpheum Theater, one of the grand old theaters lining Broadway in downtown Los Angeles.

Surfboards at Venice Beach, CA

Venice Pier, California

Pride of Madeira. Marina del Rey, CA. This drought-tolerant member of the Boraginaceae family is native to the Atlantic archipelago of Madeira (Portugal). It is a commonly cultivated shrub along coastal Southern and Central California, sprouting dramatic cone-like bloomheads up to a foot long, typically in late April-early May.

Pride of Madeira: Marina del Rey, CA. This drought-tolerant member of the Boraginaceae family is native to the Atlantic archipelago of Madeira (Portugal). It is a commonly cultivated shrub along coastal California, sprouting dramatic cone-like bloomheads up to a foot long, typically in late April-early May.

Agapanthus. Marina del Rey, CA. Native to South Africa, Agapanthus is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family and is a common coastal California landscaping plant. The lily-like plant sends up tall stems topped with a bloom cluster in May and June.

Agapanthus. Marina del Rey, CA. Native to South Africa, this member of the Amaryllidaceae family is a common coastal California landscaping plant. The lily-like plant sends up tall stems topped with a bloom cluster in May and June. Shown here are flower buds.

Dahlia (family: asteraceae). Marina del Rey, CA. There are at least 36 species of this perennial; they are prized for their textured blooms and cultivated in frost-free gardens. The genus is native to Mexico and Central America, with many subsequent hybrids. This one is in the garden of John Conner.

Dahlia (family: asteraceae). Marina del Rey, CA. Thanks to the gardener, John Conner.

Venice Pier, CA

Venice, CA (backside #2)

Venice, CA (backside #1)