With the end of the college year, the public schools gearing down, May is always a busy month.
Harvey Mudd College hosted a panel discussion and preview of the PBS Show Nova Wonders. Talithia Williams, a HMC math prof is one of the show’s hosts.
The latest art exhibit in the Sumner Room at CUCC features art from the California Institution for Men in Chino.
Art by Channing Salazar is up at Some Crust.
At semester’s end the Walker Wall was very colorful. The Turrell Skyspace is closed for renovation.
A free all-you-can-shred event brought a long line of cars to the OLA Parking Lot.
One stuffed animal (Rocco at Trader Joe’s) and one live animal (baby possum at Vista).
And the 4th of July banners were up well before Memorial Day, as per usual.
Feeling a little tired due to the Daylight Savings Time switch? You’ll be happy to know that you should take a nap today. Take a cue from this college student starting spring break.
Winter has come late to Claremont, and March is coming in like a lion (at least as much as it can in So Cal) with frosty temps, clouds and a bit of precipitation.
First it was summer, then it was winter. That was our Claremont February.
The pink trumpet trees actually started blooming during our very mild January.
The Sunday Farmer’s Market has temporarily moved to Harvard Ave.
while Edison works on replacing an electrical vault on 2nd St.
Work on the Pomona College Art Museum continues.
February always marks the first Elementary Instrumental Music Program’s first concert of the year as well as the opening of the college softball season.
Pomona College rolls out a bike-sharing program. It would be nice if it was a city-wide program, rather than just at one college.
Claremont as seen from above. No snow on the mountains in mid-February.
This is fall break at the Claremont Colleges, the weekend chosen to inaugurate Pomona College’s 10th president, Gabrielle Starr. I don’t have a post about the event, as we choose the weekend to get away. I’m sure it was one for the books.
You can read about it at my friend’s blog here.
Instead, we spent the day in and near Ojai, with a short hike (a stroll, really) in the Los Padres National Forest. Perusing a number of choices for hiking, we chose the one with the most shade as California weather has been hot and dry with the Santa Ana winds blowing.
Driving past Ojai, the coastal mountains were clear.
Around a bend we saw the smallest post office in the US. Aside from the closed antiques store next door, I didn’t see anything that might be called Wheeler Springs. We didn’t investigate, but I’m sure there’s civilization somewhere nearby.
The Rose Valley Falls Trailhead starts in a campground and traverses over a few small streams and through some shaded areas, enjoying what passes for fall colors in Southern California.
The falls were not large, but offered a cool spot on a hot day. I would certainly recommend it for families.
In Claremontography’s last report of Pomona College Fountains, it was lamented that the ballet fountain was no longer there. But, joy of joys, it has returned! Not quite as a fountain, but the lovely dancing sculpture is back.
It remains the centerpiece in the courtyard between the Art Museum and the Thatcher Music Building, along with these other works of art.
Walker Wall at Pomona College started out completely whitewashed, ready for new news. I don’t think that Banksy really Wuz Here, though.
Art at the Last Drop Cafe
Another Little Free Library popped up on 10th Street.
Claremont UCC celebrated 23 years of becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation.
Rocco the Raccoon at Trader Joe’s is already showing of his Halloween Costume.
We’ve had lots of construction on the streets lately.
And a cloud photo, just because.