We are so excited to not only be traveling, but especially to see family again. It’s been since October when we were last in Oregon, and Anna and Abby’s Yard has been completed and opened since then.
This playground celebrates the lives of two young girls who died in a freak accident in 2013. A huge tree in front of a house across the street from Rogers Park came down and serves as the foundation of a number of structures in the park. You can see photos of sections of the tree here.
Just when you think you know all the parks in Claremont, you start looking at online maps for green spots, and voila! you find one you’ve never been to! I’m getting better about biking uphill, north of Baseline, and so we decided to ride up to Blaisdell Ranch Preserve on Sunday morning (before the heat of this week set in). Fourty-five minutes later (with only a few wrong turns) we found this lovely 7-acre park with a little forest, a grassy area, and a number of different kinds of trees and cacti. I don’t know how long it took to bike home, but maybe 15 minutes? Certainly much less pedaling and panting.
As part of the Grand Park Winterglow in downtown LA, these artistic representations of plankton probably look very cool at night when all the lights are on this month, along with all the other cool art installations.
Out of tragedy, a renewed hope. In 2013 in Forest Grove, Oregon, two young girls, Anna and Abby were tragically killed in a freak accident. Their mom has turned her grief into an outpouring of love, and you can read about it on her website here.
This tree has been decorated in Abby and Anna’s memory at the site of the accident.
Recently an amazingly large tree was cut down across from Rogers Park in Forest Grove as the owners of the house were afraid it would come down by itself and cause damage. This wood will be turned into play structures in the Rogers Park restoration in Anna and Abby’s Yard Memorial Playground.
Under cloudy skies and windy weather, the Claremont Pooch Park (part of College Park, home of Claremont Little League) reopened after renovations. In small-town style, the opening required a ceremony complete with dignitaries and a ribbon-cutting.
While there are many photos to choose from this year, I chose this one because it 1) was in Claremont 2) hasn’t yet appeared in the blog 3) I rather like it. It was taken in the Claremont Wilderness Trial on a cloudy June day.