26 May 2010

Nature has it all.

In this time of oil spills and general disregard for our environment, it was great to pay visits to some of the most wonderful natural spots around Los Angeles. Nothing is more humbling than an ancient oak or more lively and exuberant than a creek. Why is it that just taking a walk in the woods seems like the best use of time ? It has the power to wash away so much mental toxic waste. The weather has been incredible this May so I just had to go out there and enjoy it. And paint it of course.

Santa Rosa Plateau. One of my favorite spots. Threatened by tasteless development and people that think it is a city park.
Peter Strauss Ranch, in the Santa Monica mountains. Not known for water courses. This year there was enough water to fill some creeks.

A great oak in the Santa Rosa Plateau.

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