The house on Indian Hill and 12th St. sold without an open house, so I was unable to see inside. However, the second season of Vintage Flip on HGTV will allow us to see the transformation. I believe the show for this house will be next week, so set your DVRs because it will be on late at night. Or, if you don’t have cable, you can buy the episode on Amazon or iTunes when it becomes available.
See before pictures here.
Here are some “in process” photos.
Here is a recent photo of the finished front of the house.
During Finals we had the German and Chinese Language Residents and some German-speaking students over for a little cultural exchange. We made s’mores (definitely an American treat) and the German Language Resident made Spaghetti Ice which looks like spaghetti, but is really whipped cream with ice cream through a press that makes it look like pasta, topped with pureed strawberries and coconut flakes. Yummy.
We replaced our dying tangerine tree with a dwarf avocado. We choose a large size as we don’t want to wait 20 years to make homemade guacamole.
The store at the botanical gardens is closing for the season, so we had to go one last time before fall. And then we had to go check out the current exhibit in the one-room gallery.
The duck on the pillar at Harvey Mudd College is gone. I hope it’s because the pole has just been painted, and the duck might reappear.
Memorial Day was a perfect day to try out our new car bike-rack and take a ride around the Back Bay in Newport Beach.
Bring on June Gloom!
This ARTstART exhibit (StARTitup) at the Ginger Elliot Exhibition Center in Memorial Park opened Friday afternoon and by today it is gone. Claremont High School students led children at Sycamore, Vista del Valle, Sumner, Mountain View and Oakmont Elementary Schools in various art projects, seen here.
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Even yesterday’s cool weather couldn’t keep us from enjoying a picnic lunch celebrating a friend’s birthday. She chose the Sam Maloof Foundation as the site for our potluck. Maloof, a local woodworker and furniture designer has pieces in New York’s Met, LACMA and the Smithsonian. His foundation offers tours of his Alta Loma home, showroom and workshop a few days a week, but we just enjoyed wandering the gardens and enjoying all of the sculptures and various art.
Now I will make an effort to return for a tour.
I’ve seen these plants in the past few months, and I don’t remember having seen them in the past. Can anyone identify them?
Walker Wall at Pomona College
In 2009, Gov. Schwarzenegger signed a bill to create a state day of recognition for Harvey Milk, the first openly gay politician of a major city.
Claremont United Methodist Church
The Claremont PO, built in the 1930s as a Works Progress Administration project, still preserves the Claremont artist Milford Zornes’ mural depicting scenes of Claremont’s heritage of that era. Read about this mural at the Claremont Heritage site. You can jump to pages 26 and 27 of this virtual book to read about this mural.
It rings the upper perimeter of the lobby so there is something beautiful to view at every turn.
Currently, the post office is selling WPA stamps.
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