A drive today, to someplace we haven't been in quite some time, many years really.
We have driven by the turnout on some drives North though.
Blue skies, sunshine and 67 degrees...perfect.
It's actually an old paved road, so an easier stroll (a walk-about? a hike?). Plants grow up through the old asphalt, showing us how Mother Nature would reclaim if humans were gone. The sage and other native plants were larger than last time and rather dusty-dry looking. Yet, the vast land also looks timeless. There were beautiful succulents, tons of Yucca plants in various stages of dying off and even this beautiful Bay Tree (above).
I took the 'word cloth' with me, so I could try to get a decent photo of the whole thing. The lighting in my house isn't great and I have no outdoor space, so this was a good solution. Plus, Jude reminded me of cloth ceremony, which I haven't done in so long.
Others before us did art of their own.
A bright sun, in a brilliant sky
Trees thinking it's spring
Far off islands in the reservoir
Litter turns out to be a howling wolf, which I take to throw out - but decide it may be a good collage piece (thinking of Dee and Acey). Ahrooo....
May you keep a wide view and lean in for a closer look
May you take art with you, wherever you go
May you howl
Photos by NAE @pomegranatetrail ©2021