Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Front yard beauty

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I love it when I find my fellow Downeyites using simple and ordinary objects to decorate their yards. This one caught my eye today with the colorful fountain.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Flipping, cutting, scooping

Burger City Grill

And now, one final view from Downey Gateway with this three-in-one picture. There's the Burger City Grill logo inside over the order counter, the colorful window display, and the reflection of the setting sun on the building behind us.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Girls' night out

Girls at Downey Gateway

Last week I showed you the view of downtown Downey from Downey Gateway. Tonight, I'm looking the other direction.

It's fun to people-watch at Downey Gateway. There are a lot of people wandering around, of all ages. These girls caught my eye because of their fun outfits, and they graciously let me take their picture.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter baskets for sale

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It was late in the afternoon today, and no one was around, but the sign was still up. Guess I missed the sale!

"Easter is the only time when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket."
~ Unknown Author

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring is sprung

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My fruit trees are covered in blossoms! The flowers are blooming and it feels like spring. Just in time for Easter.

IMG_4441 as Smart Object-1"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time."  
~ Martin Luther

"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him."
~ Auguste Rodin

Friday, April 18, 2014

Downtown view

Downtown Downey

It's Tuesday evening, just after sunset, and downtown Downey looks quite appealing, in an old-fashioned way. Except for that traffic! This is the view from Downey Gateway, where my daughter and I had dinner that evening.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stay for the music

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Tonight my wife and I went to another concert here in Downey. This time the concert was at the Stay Gallery on Downey Ave. The band in the above picture is a group called "New American," a local Downey band. Another band was to follow but I needed to get home to write this post and then get to bed. The other group is called "Fathers & Suns" and you can see their video on the Stay Gallery website here.

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The audience seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Flower as art

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Last week I shared some pictures of the concert held at the Downey theater. Today I wanted to share pictures of the art that was on display during the concert. It was also for sale. This red flower is three dimensional and just popping out of the canvas.

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This is Bobby Rojas showing off his entry into the art exhibit. Here is the poster for his painting.