“In a few months the wonderful flowery vegetation is in full bloom and by the end of May it is dead and dry and crisp, as if every plant had been roasted in an oven.” –John Muir
Like many young environmentalists, things were black and white. Wilderness – good. Civilization – bad. Humankind and Nature were separate entities. But they aren’t.
With each step the bridge sways and bounces. But the canyon it crosses is gorgeous with the Capilano River roaring down below and the forest on the opposite side inviting.
Though I and my fellow hikers still had our to-do lists and times to keep, there was an invitation to just be.
The next wave of flowers are bursting forth
Nature Garden at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History
Between Crenshaw and La Cienega Blvds. run one of the more ‘rural’ roads in the LA basin