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.
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.
My fruit trees are covered in blossoms! The flowers are blooming and it feels like spring. Just in time for Easter.
"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
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.
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.
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.
This is Bobby Rojas showing off his entry into the art exhibit. Here is the poster for his painting.
One of the advantages to living in southern California is that we are surrounded by the Spanish language. Palos Verdes, Costa Mesa, and even El Pollo Loco provide us with the opportunity to learn new Spanish words without even working at it.
Of course, not all the words relate to happy circumstances. Lately, I've added these unfortunate words to my Spanish vocabulary list.