Tuesday, June 30, 2020

WENT TO A FAVORITE TOWN OF MINE YESTERDAY

It's quite a long ways now from the mountains (almost 50 minutes or so) so we don't go there as often as we did when we didn't live in the mountains.  It's always a pleasure to go there - to this University town.  We had to do our monthly shopping and it wasn't too hot yet, so a pleasant day in the 80's.

Anyway I passed by this beauty and of course had to take photos.  I took many yesterday but I'll just post these two today.   What attracts me to this one is the architecture and the entry way outside, the brick steps and then there are those beautiful simple  chair cushions.  I  really want to spend an hour or a year  sitting outside watching the world go by in Claremont, Ca.






Saturday, June 27, 2020

HIGH CLOUDS IN THE MOUNTAINS

We went up the hwy to Keller Peak in Running Springs yesterday and the clouds were beautiful.   I took quite a few photos  on the hwy before we ever got to where we were going.  It was somewhat humid and although we did get a good walk, we didn't get as far as we wanted to go.  While sitting on a rock Mike checked the phone for the altitude we were at and it was close to 7300 ft so that's why I was feeling winded after a short time of uphill stuff. 

The next few days is going to be below 70 so it might be a good day to try again.  But, there are winds coming so that will probably guarantee that another trip is in the works.

Such pretty skies.








Thursday, June 25, 2020

TRAIN GREETING CARDS


I was going through plastic bags of things that I haven't sorted through in years and found these again.  I love trains and If I remember right, I bought these at
the Laguna Art Festival at least 10 years ago. 

Which reminds me - I need a day (or two) at the coast - preferably around Laguna and up to Santa Monica. 












Sunday, June 21, 2020

FATHER'S DAY AT THE LAKE

Families enjoying the local lake where i live.  Some maintained distance, about half wore masks, half didn't.   There was a cute little dog with a pink dress on but I didn't get photos of she and her two sisters together - three dogs had pink dresses on. 

Our lake was probably the least busy of all the lakes up here.   Lake Arrowhead we drove by but didn't stop - a lot of people had their boats out.

There was probably throngs of people at Big Bear Lake  so it was a good day to stay away.




















Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

SHOULD WE GO TO THE PIZZA PLACE -- A FEW DAYS AGO

So our conversation was should we go over to one of our favorite pizza places and see if it is not only open for take out but also for eating there.    We had gone on a nice long walk at the "docks" area of Lake Arrowhead - a different trail we take and we both thought how nice if for the first time in months we could grab a bite to eat, get a pitcher of beer and enjoy ourselves. 

The weather was beautiful and  wow - no crowds , in fact we were the only ones eating outside.  There were a few couples on a different deck overlooking the lake but we chose the area by the trees.  It was a nice experience after so long of not stopping in to a place like this.

We ended up with just beer and an order of garlic cheese bread.

This place normally is crowded especially on weekends.  It is just across the parking lot from where we go to Staters for our groceries and most of the backside of the restaurant faces the lake. 
















Wednesday, June 3, 2020

LAKE ARROWHEAD - A BEAUTIFUL WALK THE OTHER DAY

I think this has been the most "green" spring I've seen in awhile - and the lighting is beautiful because of the cloud cover - not a thick one but just enough to do away with the high contrast of sun and shadow.  

We were walking along a trail when I spotted this couple out in their boat enjoying a beautiful day.

Magyar's haiku


this kayak
slices through all reflections
to leave its own




LAKE GREGORY COLORS