1975 To 1977
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Phillips Van Cleve Blakeman
Debra J Hildebrand Blakeman

in Joshua Tree, CA

Stanley Hildebrand, Deb Blakeman
Barbara Hildebrand, Hobbit

Keys View
Joshua Tree National Park

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
to Mount San Jacinto, 1975

Central Valley
February, 1975


On the Balboa ferry
crossing Newport Harbor

The Balboa Island canal

Crystal Cove beach


The town of South Laguna, CA

San Juan Capistrano, CA

Dana Point jetty

Our front yard

On Santa Rosa Drive
South Laguna, CA

Aliso Pier

Miles Standish Staples

Aliso and Wood Canyons

Natural hilltop rock formation

Wild flowers in the rugged hills

A Laguna hills windsurfer
loosing altitude fast

I climbed the hill in my Jeep and took
him and his sail to his car

Jim Davis used to work with us at the
Western Electric ERC in NJ

February 15, 1975

People climbing the hills

May, 1975

Aliso Beach Pier as seen from
an ancient hilltop water tank

Aliso Canyon and creek

A Cholla cactus

Classic wooden water tank on the hilltop

1000 Steps Beach, undeveloped


Hilltop destruction

California Sun Cup

A living beach terrain


Sea anemones

Aliso Canyon

No jobs. Had to sell and return East.
Taking stuff to Joshua Tree for storage

Keys view
Joshua Tree National Park

May, 1975

Looks like Peters Canyon Reservoir
in Tustin, CA

Rosarito Beach dining in Baja California
June, 1975

Hobbit with Preggy's litter
South Laguna

Mysterious Preggy appeared on our
doorstep, weak, hungry and ready to burst

I eased them out and cut the cords

Preggy likes to stay in seclusion
July, 1975

A garden probably at the Baileys

Bernice and Bill Bailey with Hobbit

Miles Standish Staples

Tom hired me to take pictures
July, 1975

Deb father's nickname Red,
on somebody's license plate

Our bedroom/office window
August, 1975

Front yard and garden. The cobbled
driveway is under construction

The driveway was cobbled with Santa Ana River
rock gathered when the river was dry

Preggy watches

Neighbor and friend Dan Hosfeldt's eye for design
guided assembly of this found fencing

Matthew the kitten and siblings on top of Deb

Our front yard was created under
the direction of neighbor Miles Staples

A neighbor painted this
picture of our front yard

The painting broke in the mail when it was sent to
Our home in Monmouth Junction, NJ


Installing a Sears sprinkler line

Birthday gift of Elephant bathing shorts made by
My sister Hannah Blakeman, an artist

Ran out of gas backing the Jeep
into the U-Haul

An ocean view from our rear deck
though not on the day of departure

Heading east August, 1975
Doubled our money, but still a bummer

Me in the shadows, not happy
Monmouth Junction, NJ

Christmas 1975


A light January snowfall on the Arborvitae bushes
January, 1976

A snowfall in the woods

Preggy's son Matthew, not happy

Our cottage bedroom in the snow

My sister Hannah's cushion


Blue the white cat under the Asparagus plant
May, 1977

Bleeding Hearts volunteer in the Arborvitae garden

Arborvitaes around the corner lawn

Tulip Tree flowers

June, 1977

Troy the dog.
I made this sign for Deb's folks

Aaron and Bobby Stover
Pennington, NJ

Bobby, Aaron and Geri Stover
June, 1977

The Hildebrand barn and cherry trees

Clearing space for a cabana

Expanding my shop into the adjacent store.
Princeton Furnishings & Antiques
December, 1977

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