The Old Town Train
I stopped by Temecula on my way home from San Diego, and wandered a bit in Old Town. There is a very long mural on the side of a building in a central square by the bus station. It was difficult to photograph because of its length, and the railing in front of it, not to mention parked cars. This is one view which shows the old train.
This is one section of the mural in Old Town Temecula, CA.
Here Comes the Stagecoach!
This is one section of the very long mural in Old Town Temecula, CA. I enjoyed all the elements that were included in the historical mural of the town and area.
The Train's Coming, The Train...!
This section of the mural in Old Town Temecula, CA shows the old train engine coming into town, being greeted by the local boys.
There He Goes!
This is a photograph of Hayduke, a Harris' Hawk used in the falconry classes and experiences at Sky Falconry in Alpine, CA.
We Three and Hayduke
The Hawk Walk experience was given to me as a gift by my son. This is a shot of he and his wife and me with Hayduke. This was such a fun experience, and for a bird person like me, it was a very thoughtful gift.
This photograph was taken during the Hawk Walk at Sky Falconry, Alpine, CA. This Harris' Hawk was the bird we learned to handle; it was a lot of fun working with the hawk, named Hayduke.
Hayduke is the name of this Harris' Hawk of Sky Falconry, Alpine, CA.
Here He Comes!
This shot show Hayduke, the Harris' Hawk, flying to me on the Hawk Walk experience at Sky Falconry in Alpine, CA.
Hayduke flies off my glove , Sky Falconry, Alpine, CA.
Umbrellas in the Alley
Various renovations had been made to the Orange Street Alley in Redlands, and recently an art installation of colorful umbrellas were added to the upper level of the alley. This view shows the umbrellas.
I was shooting an art gallery show opening, just the normal reception pics of people standing around talking. One of them showed this young lady looking at drawings and paintings on display. I liked the way she was silhouetted against the art as she stood gazing.
Coming home from Joshua Tree National Park, I made a quick side trip to Pioneertown, which I had wanted to visit for some time. It is less a town and more an attraction from the "old west". I spent a little time shooting some of the buildings and the fun details. This image shows a couple of the town buildings.
Hay & Feed at Pioneertown
Some of the architectural details of one of the Pioneertown building. I liked the textures in the wood, the steer skull, and the Joshua Tree.
Goat on the Roof
One of the stores in Pioneertown had a sign saying Soap, Goats. This metal goat was on the roof of the store.
Marshall in the Window
One of the buildings in Pioneertown was the Marshall's Office, and in this window was a picture of the "Marshall", with lace curtain in the window.
In Pioneertown this cactus was growing by an old fence. Someone had put some glasses on it, giving a very comical look to a rather fluffy looking cactus.
The Old Outhouse
Another attraction in Pioneertown, the Town Hall (spelled Haul), otherwise known at an outhouse. It has the traditional half moon on the door, and looks to be quite well air conditioned
The Barber Shop
One of the buildings in Pioneertown was the Barber Shop, also advertising dry goods, dresses and hats.
The Old Windmill
It was getting late by the time I left Pioneertown, with pink reflecting in the clouds from the sunset in the west. The old windmill was silhouetted against the sky.
The Sea Serpent
This sculpture was by the water at a park in Chula Vista, CA. I'm not sure if it was supposed to be a dragon or, my pick, a Sea Serpent.
This rooster was "pecking around" in the cute little restaurant where I had lunch in today.
Chickens Here and There
This display was in the cute restaurant where I ate lunch the other day. It was one of many chicken-themed decorations. Although it is definitely not my kind of decor at home, it was fun shooting all the chickens.