Silence in the Park

Despite our lovely January weather in Southern California, parks can be silent at times.

The Little League park is quiet, waiting for spring training to begin.

Claremont Little League

Blaisdell Park waits for students to get out of school.

Blaisdell Park Claremont

via Photo Challenge: Silence


Air BnB in Claremont Village

For a long time, this house on 4th Street between Harvard and Yale was the Hair Cottage (before Ray and Terri moved to Harvard and Bonita and opened Rio de Ojas). Then it was a funeral store of some sort for a few years.

Claremont CA

It was purchased by the Vintage Flip people, and a peek through the window during renovation showed this work in progress.

Claremont Cal

Here is what it looks like from the outside now.

In your next visit to Claremont, if you need a place to stay, this house is now an AirBnB, and is conveniently located to the Village and the Colleges.

This interior photo is from the listing on the AirBnB website.




December 2017 Photo Round-Up

Here’s wishing Claremontography readers a good slide into the New Year!

As usual, there were preparations for Christmas throughout Claremont with parties, baking and decorations.


In lieu of a traditional tree, here is a festive succulent tree.

Succulent Christmas Tree

The semester wound down at the colleges with a CCO concert, the start of the new Pomona College Art Museum, and bike shenanigans (although it is not clear how this bike has been here at CMC).


Johnson’s Pasture

Johnson's Pasture panorama

The Claremont Wilderness Trail is the most popular hike in the Wilderness Park. Sycamore Canyon is less-traveled, as is Johnson’s Pasture. You don’t need a permit to park near either of those trailheads. We had not been to Johnson’s Pasture since 1994. At that time we took our young daughters and asked them to point to our house. This was their response.

JohnsonPasture copy

Christmas Eve was a great day to revisit this trail.

We saw this trail of hearts on a little spur.

Johnson's Pasture hearts

And this Christmas tree.

Johnson's Pasture Christmas