On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!


Today, pictures from valued commenter Mary G.

More photos from Sherman Gardens and Library in Corona del Mar just because there were so many things to see and I have been second-guessing my choices.

Original sales brochure for the Hollywoodland failed development

Taken on 2018-06-15

People didn’t have the vision to buy these lots in the Hollywood Hills where the movie stars are thick on the ground when they were first offered. Like all real estate developers (cough, cough) many claims were not true. This sales brochure notes the pure healthful mountain air with sea breezes.

Comfy chairs

Taken on 2018-06-15

The grounds are full of great places to sit donated by the richer members, like these chairs in the shade.One bench is dedicated to the first employee, who ended up the director, and finally retired after 47 years there.

Taken on 2018-06-15

Purple and white fuschias in the shade garden.

Taken on 2018-06-15

I asked one of the gardeners the name of these poppies, but it went right out of my head. I’ve grown varieties of yellow Mexican poppies that are relatives of California poppies, but not this big or beautiful. Maybe one of the Juicers knows.

There were several different varieties of penstemon attracting dragonflies, monarch butterflies and hummingbirds, but they did not cooperate with the photo taking, so this is just the flowers.

Taken on 2018-06-15

Another sand sculpture by local artist Chris Cosson, who can be found making sandcastles on Balboa Island often.


Thank you so much Mary G, do send us more when you can.


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8 replies
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    This sales brochure notes the pure healthful mountain air with sea breezes.

    Remember that’s from the late 20’s, so compared to that residential areas at the time the air was probably better. They do get a sea breeze there.

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    JPL says:

    Mary G, thank you for the pictures.

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    raven says:


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    Waratah says:

    I have not seen that color fuchsia before. The yellow poppies are striking. The sales brochure terrific. Thank you Mary.

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    debbie says:


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    JPL says:

    Who will be the first to send in pictures from the Tallahassee Trail?

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    MomSense says:

    What a lovely, peaceful setting.

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    CZanne says:

    Ah, yes, the most critical to infrastructure device ever built: gas telephones.

    OTOH, titling was actually an innovation and far more critical than most of us realize, a century on. Especially in places that experienced land rushes or massive homestead/mining claims.

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