Sanctuary Coffee

IMG_6007There’s a new coffee shop in town, so that means it needed to be checked out, of course. The Courier had a nice write-up about Sanctuary Coffee on Foothill across from Stater Bros. This non-profit venture donates all of its earnings to charity, including Inland Valley Hope Partners.

I had never been in the building before, when it was a clothing consignment shop, so I have no before photos, but the space inside is so welcoming, that you will probably enjoy these after photos.

Nice places to sit – inside and out.

Art on the walls.

The coffee was pretty good, too!


April 2017 Photo Round Up

April went by very quickly. Here are some photos to remember her by.

The wall at Walker Beach at Pomona College expressed its LGBTQ pride.


Signs ala Berma Shave encouraged students to vote for their favorite professor.

It doesn’t take long, to show you care, about that Professor, who’s always there.

Easter came on a beautiful Sunday


Claremont hosted its annual Earth Day Fair on the hottest day of the month with temps in the 90s.


First grade students practiced writing their quarter and eighth notes.


The college softball season was in full swing….


And to round off National Poetry Month, here is a favorite one of mine. Enjoy!

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Claremontographer in Kaua’i: Odds and Ends

Beautiful Beaches

Lots of mud

Feral Chickens everywhere

Delightful walk to the Stone Dam


Cute churches everywhere


The waterfalls seen on the opening of Fantasy Island episodes


Little girls from a wedding who were tired of being photographed


and with this sunset picture, you know the end is here


Kresge Chapel

img_4705Claremont Modern: The Convergence of Art + Architecture at Midcentury, a new documentary showcasing just what its title states, gave me a reason to go inside this building. I have passed by this chapel on the campus of the Claremont School of Theology for over 30 years, but never thought about going inside until I saw it in the film.

Not only is it open during the day, but Claremont Graduate University hosts free concerts on Wednesdays at 4:15 in the chapel.

You can see a trailer of the documentary here.

December Photo Round-Up

Claremont Yoga’s Open House started off my holiday season. Several children thought they were getting into food they shouldn’t have, and were checking out who was watching them.

December means real fall leaves and the house on 8th street with the rotating figures marking the season.

El Roble and the High School Bands and Orchestras presented their holiday music.


Claremont UCC Journey to Bethlehem included sheep and one small rogue angel.

After a day at the Oregon coast, we spent a day in Portland with a little shopping of something for everyone.


Gaming Store

 Coffee, books and antique stores.

Methodist Church Nativity

img_4697Often the Claremont Methodist Church presents a large, thought-provoking nativity on Foothill Blvd., and I seem to remember that there was none last year. I seem to remember that the original idea might have been considered too controversial.

This year’s nativity looks more like a work of art in colored glass and has proven a little difficult to photograph clearly. Behind the manger scene is a mirror, which would include any photographer standing straight ahead.



Click on the individual photos to get a closer look.