There's a small revolt happening in Clairemont!
Regular readers will remember our first story , "Clairemont is Yarnbombed" , back in August of last year, when we all became aware of the 100 Stop Sign Flowers project our anonymous neighbor "KnittingGuy" was working on. 6 months later, we saw the first of the flowers blooming around the neighborhood.
Most recently, we heard from KnittingGuy the good news that all 100 stop sign flowers had been installed around Clairemont. Everyone seemed to love them, saying it made them smile when they saw one.
Everyone except the City of San Diego that is. KnittingGuy was contacted by a representative from the City who said the flowers had to come down. He offered an explanation for KnittingGuy to post on the Stop Sign Flowers site.
News of the City's decision spread fast and the response from Clairemont was unhappy to say the least. Petitions were started, Facebook discussions lambasted the City and no less a personage than our City Councilmember Lorie Zapf asked constituents to write to her and to the Council in support of the flowers.
Now it seems our neighborhood is showing the City how much they enjoy a spot of color and whimsy in defiance of the City's ruling against them. These shots of "sign flowers" were taken by Clairemont resident Lori Saldaña in a park in N. Clairemont. (We dare not list the exact location, lest we attract the attention of the anti-sign-flower patrol!)
Love the creativity and desire to liven up the neighborhood! Big thumbs up to the anonymous flower makers!