Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Wednesday Vignette: I wanna go back to school, if I can go to Pitzer...

One of my "must see" destinations during last week's trip to Los Angeles was Pitzer College in Claremont, CA...imagine a college campus where the grounds are managed by the former curator of the Desert Garden at the Huntington. Ya, it's good, very good. I spent two hours wandering the campus and snapping photos.

I have many images to share in a future post(s) but today just a stylized Aloe and vampire (?) vignette..

Weather Diary, January 24: Hi 40/ Low 26/ Precip 0

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24 comments:

  1. Well thats a great shot. I look forward to the rest of the pictures from Pitzer.

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    1. Thanks! It may take me awhile, but eventually...

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  2. Nifty picture! Wouldn't it be fun to go back to school in a warm climate?

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    1. In my travels I went by a high school with an outside wall covered in backpacks and what looked like a class taking place outside. In January. Ah that's a different life...

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  3. Nice! I went to Harvey Mudd, another Claremont College, but I was oblivious to plants at that age, so I paid little heed to the landscaping at Pitzer. I guess I was missing out!

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    1. Depending on when you went (the gardens as the are didn't get going until 2000) they may not have been so amazing!

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  4. That's an interesting mural! Was there a description?

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    1. Nope, but there were lots of other seemingly impromptu paintings around campus.

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  5. But wouldn't you get sidetracked by gardening rather than studying? Nice juxtaposition in your WV. Hope to see you Sat. at JC.

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    1. Hmmm, maybe. But that's a constant danger no matter what I'm doing! Yes, I plan to be there on Saturday.

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  6. What a fantastic photo! Can't wait to see more. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Pitzer last year.

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    1. Was that just last year? For some reason I'd pushed it back a couple.

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  7. My MIL lives about a 10 minute walk from there. I guess I need to make that walk soon!

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    1. Yes you do! Just plan for lots of time to wander.

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  8. Great composition of a curious combination! I wouldn't mind a California getaway right about now. :)

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    1. I am lucky to live "just north" -- that makes an escape so much easier.

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  9. Great shot! Love the contrasting reds with the black and white mural. It first made me think of a really dumb nun joke, but I see now that they aren't nuns. Still, thanks for the smile! :)

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    1. Now you've got me curious about the nun joke...

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  10. Love the red flowers against the graphic mural. UW campus has a beautiful display/teaching garden, historic trees with signs and just lots of great landcsaping.

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    1. The only think I remember about the two schools I went to was lawn. Lots of lawn.

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  11. As if you'd get any studying done with those plants around! Great photo. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    1. Words written to describe your own situation?

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  12. It will be great to see this place through your eyes/camera -- can't wait!

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    1. Gosh, I'd better get busy editing...

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