Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Letter "H"

I had an idea that I loved for the letter "H".
I wanted to take photos of various people doing things they love with their Hands.
Young and old, crafting, working, cooking, etc.  I think it would have been great!
But, with triple digit temps and gas prices hovering around $4.20 per gallon,
driving all around to do this started to seem less exciting.

I decided to go a different direction with the letter "H"...Historical.
My daughter needed to go to the University of Redlands yesterday to meet with the traveling 
Harp repairman to have her Harp regulated.  The campus is beautiful and they've preserved 
the old buildings and History.  This was the original "Arts" building.  It's beautiful!
(I took all these photos with my cell phone.)


Across campus is another original, old, Historical building. 
I believe it may have been the original school...


There are a lot of Huge old oak trees...


Historical Memorial Chapel...


I think it was built in 1907.  The acoustics are AMAZING!


When inside, stained glass is all around...


Here's a window with the sun shining in...


The ones in the back of the chapel are less ornate but still pretty...


Here's a close up of the colored glass...


After dropping her Harp off for service, we drove up into the mountains to visit
the cute little town of Oak Glen.  It's famous for it's apple orchards and it will become
quite busy in about a month when they're ripe.  But, right now, it's very quiet.
It was wonderful!  It was quiet and cooler than down the hill.
We saw some deer that somehow found their way into an orchard and were
enjoying some tasty apple leaves.  ;-)   We stopped at the old school house.
It's so well preserved and cute.  Unfortunately, it was closed.


We stopped in at Los Rios Ranch and wandered around their little shop.
Inside were some Historical Horse carriages and wagons...



This is my favorite...


I love the pretty curves on the wagon itself and the swirly details that decorate it...


We stopped for a healthy lunch...salads at Panera Bread.
Then, we stumbled across the old town area of Redlands.  
I love finding well preserved down town areas.  And, the shopping was fun.


Then, it was time to pick up my daughter's Harp and Head Home.
I snapped a picture of some of the other Harps that were in for service...


We had a wonderful day together!  
And, I was able to complete my "H" photos for Benita's alphabet photo challenge.  Yay! 

I might actually be on time for the challenge next week....
I already know what I'm going to photograph!   :-)

9 comments:

Michelle said...

Very creative ideas for the letter, "H".

Derrith said...

What a fun trip. Your pictures are beautiful. The interiors of the chapel were especially pretty. Thanks for sharing your day.

psobrien said...

You Hit the Historical theme right on the Head. And her Harp is beautiful. Talented family! Thanks, I enjoy the trip!!

judith said...

Awesome H post and great fieldtrip. All we need is a video of your daughter playing the harp...

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hilarious.:)

Roxie said...

Happy, happy times!

Patty said...

Seems like a fun challenge and another wonderful time with your daughter!

Beth said...

It sounds like it was a lovely trip, and fulfilled your "H" requirements as well! LOL! What more could a girl ask for - quality time with daughter, a good wander around an historical place and taking home some lovely photos!
Hugs,
Beth P

Art and Sand said...

I really must think about joining the alphabet hunt. I loved your idea for hands because I collect hands, but I think historical turned out great. It must be 40 years since I was on the campus of Redlands.

We were debating about going to see a group tonight called Rey Fresco. The harpist in the group grew up with our daughter and he recently played at a wedding we all attended. And, harp music was on the stereo when I began typing this.

We decided not to go out tonight because we went to hear a different group - I See Hawks in LA - last night and 2 nights out in a row is a bit much for my old body.