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We are so enjoying the garden inhabitants we have. A new hummingbird family has moved into the big apple tree and have been having daily interactions with us. So delicate, the female a soft brown, the male a fluorescent green with a throat that looks as though it was made of raspberry colored foil. They hover so delicately but my favorite time is when they stop and rest quietly, which has to be hard for them as their heartbeat runs high (one blue-throated hummer was clocked at 1260 beats a minute!) Their sweet little faces so curious and the look of ecstasy on their faces as they jump with abandon into a deep flower.
VIRTUAL ROAD TRIP~RANCHO SANTA ANA BOTANIC GARDEN, CLAREMONT, CALIFORNIA
This wonderful botanical garden that we will visit virtually today was originally opened in 1927 with the intention of preserving local plants.
There are many revolving exhibits available, Currently they are featuring David Rogers and his BIG BUGS exhibit, which is designed to "skew scale and create an environment that shrinks visitors and enlarges common creatures to uncommon proportions." Through July 29th, you can view a 1,200-pound, 18-foot long praying mantis, three 725-pound, 25-foot long ants and a spider on a web that spans a 12-foot expanse between beautiful California native oaks! Sculptures are created using combinations of trees found standing or fallen, cut green saplings selectively harvested from the willow family, dry branches and other forest materials.The inherent uniqueness of these materials—different shapes, colors and textures—provide character, definition and a sense of motion.
1832 The first recorded US railroad accident occurs in Massachusetts when a cable snaps and four people were thrown off a vacant car down a 34 foot cliff. One died and the others were seriously injured.
1917 In Paris, France, the exotic dancer Mata Hari is sentenced to death by a French court for spying on Germany's behalf during World War I.
1978 The world's first test tube baby, Louise Brown is born. She goes on to become a mother herself the natural way many years later
1985 Actor Rock Hudson announces he has AIDS
1992 Opening of the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona
2012 Katharine Jackson, Grandmother and caretaker of Michael Jackson's three children is reported missing by her granddaughter, Paris. She is found unharmed at her daughter's house.