Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all the best for a Happy Thanksgiving from Claremontography!



Sunday in the Garden

Continued lovely weather, sunny in the mid-70s, enticed me to RSABG yesterday. First I looked in on the Acorn Festival and watched a communal dance.

After reading about this Kickstarter campaign, I was excited to see the Game of Thorns in the Container Garden. According to the video, there will be glass thorn sculptures, but I’m guessing they aren’t finished yet, so I enjoyed the real plants, the ones that can hurt.

Mission San Juan Capistrano

San Juan Capistrano plantSan Juan Capistrano is a good half-way point to meet up with friends who now live in San Diego. On a Sunday in good traffic, it takes about an hour to drive there from Claremont. The train from San Diego takes about 90 minutes.

Without much of an agenda except to catch up, we wandered the Mission, cameras in hand and enjoyed the photogenic gardens, ruins, and reconstructed buildings.

March 19 is the traditional day that the swallows return, so all we saw in the skies were clouds.



Temporary: Rolling the Hoop

The current photo challenge of temporary could apply to so many photos. How long does anything really last?

The Pilgrim Place Festival this weekend was, as all events are, temporary. It lasts two days each year.

Hoop rolling in the Festival’s Plimoth Town lasts only seconds, but engages young and not-so-young.

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via Photo Challenge: Temporary

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, the Claremont UCC was filled with parishioners, visitors along with some barking and a little mewing. It was the second time animals have been invited into the sanctuary, with individual blessing bestowed after the service.

Not only did people bring their pets, but there were also rescue animals available for immediate adoption (including two cats, not pictured).