July is not the prime time for floral blooms in the hot Southern California sun. But there are a few hearty sorts ablaze at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden.
The current art exhibit features images as seen from various memorial benches throughout the garden by Terry Givens.
A happy surprise, seeing this hawk up close.
Recent reading of this version of Grimms’ Fairy Tales (and recommended), made me look at these houses in a Fairy Tale-kind-of-way. (Different from the Cinderella houses off of South Indian Hill Blvd.)
For your viewing pleasure, here are some photos looking at things in different ways.
Places to sit at CMC and HMC.
The Tom Otterness Fountain in the Laemmle Plaza.
Shadows and patterns
Scenes from Claremont’s Annual 4th of July Celebration.
Party in the Park
The annual parade
Out of tragedy, a renewed hope. In 2013 in Forest Grove, Oregon, two young girls, Anna and Abby were tragically killed in a freak accident. Their mom has turned her grief into an outpouring of love, and you can read about it on her website here.
This tree has been decorated in Abby and Anna’s memory at the site of the accident.
You can read about the Love Rocks here.
Recently an amazingly large tree was cut down across from Rogers Park in Forest Grove as the owners of the house were afraid it would come down by itself and cause damage. This wood will be turned into play structures in the Rogers Park restoration in Anna and Abby’s Yard Memorial Playground.
It’s June, and it’s Jacaranda time.
The current exhibition at the Claremont Museum of Art is Unapologetic Flowers and Small Stories by Roland Reiss.
The Turrell at Pomona College underwent a sprucing up and is open again.
A new BBQ joint has opened up in the Packing House.
And another Leslie Codina totem was seen on Kenyon Place.
Telephone poles, or, more accurately, utility poles, are everywhere, yet so easy to overlook. Once you notice one, you start noticing others. Some streets have them on one side, some on both sides. Some are in alleyways instead of along the street. Most have some kind of number on them, some have stepping bars for climbing.
Across from Sycamore Elementary School. An Art Project?