Happy Memorial Day Weekend, wherever you may be. Here are some shots from the past month.
Despite the Jacarandas’ early bloom, the month seemed cooler and cloudier than past Mays.
I attended my first Kentucky Derby party where I had my first mint julep, drew the winning horse and had Burgoo Stew.
The colleges ended another year, so we enjoyed a last lunch at Oldenborg for the year. Bis nächtstes Jahr, Oldenborg.
Mother’s Day brought pedicures.
Public Schools are winding down, preparing for end-of-the-year projects, concerts, etc.
Bring on summer!
Traditionally, the Vista del Valle Track Meet happens just before spring break in April, but this year the CUSD Invitational for teams from all seven elementary schools enjoyed the warm, sunny weather just before Memorial Day weekend. Students are certainly ready for the end of school in two weeks, so this is a good time to get outside and do something different.
Leading the teams into the field are three big cheeses of this event. On the left is the current Vista principal, Brad Cuff, in the middle and MC of the event is former long-time Vista principal, Ley Yeager, and on the right is the instigator and founder of the track meet which bears his name, former long-time principal, Duane Jackman.
The triumphal entry of the teams with the cheering crowds lining the path.
Events include 60-yard run, 100-yard run, 300-yard run, a bunch of relays, standing long jump, running long jump and softball throw. 4th, 5th and 6th graders compete against those in their grade level.
This house in the 1000 block of Harvard Ave. always turns my eye when I walk past. These photos just give a little glimpse of all the pieces that are tucked away in the yard.
It used to be that when the purple trees exploded along Indian Hill Blvd, you knew that it was early June. This year, the jacaranda blooms started peeking out in late April. I kept waiting for the trees to look like grape lollipops to get some good pictures, but it hasn’t happened yet – there is too much green mingled with the purple to get that look.
This long wall at Pomona College gives students a place to paint their opinions. Over the year it has changed a number of times, some areas staying the same for months on end, other areas with new material frequently.
This year the wall has sported these various items, among others:
In January I reported that the cute little refrigerator on Harrison Ave. that held books for sharing had been stolen. Recently a replacement has restored the little free library, and now all is well in that corner of the world.
And now, a new little book sharing place has popped up, this one on 9th St. west of Indian Hill.
A cooler than usual weekend for graduation at the Claremont Colleges. Ceremonies in the mornings celebrated in May Gray while afternoon commencements enjoyed some sunshine.