Monday, June 9, 2008

Let Palm Axis Be Your Guide As We Take A Walk Up The "Old" Mount Wilson Trail


THE FIRST COMMENT ON EACH POST PROVIDES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR WHICH WE ARE CERTAIN, OUR "DEAR VIEWERS" WILL FIND RIVETING. ART WORK IS THE CREATION OF PALM AXIS.

BEFORE CITRUS ORCHARDS FILLED THE VALLEY, VINEYARDS DID. OUR DEAR PASADENA WAS TO BE NAMED MUSCAT AFTER A WINE GRAPE THAT FLOURISHED IN OUR BASIN. BONITO WILSON, HIMSELF A VINTNER, REVAMPED THE ANCIENT TONGVA INDIAN TRAIL IN ORDER TO BRING DOWN THE TIMBER HE DESIRED FOR CREATING WINE BARRELS. ALAS, DISSATISFIED WITH THE LUMBER, HE SOON ABANDONED THE ENTERPRISE.


NEXT...THE TRAIL WAS USED TO HAUL UP THE MUCH ANTICIPATED 13" HARVARD TELESCOPE THIS ISN'T IT.


PASADENA REAL ESTATE INVESTORS FOLLOWED SUIT AND HARVARD LEFT, SIGHTING "AN ABUNDANCE OF HIKERS AND RATTLESNAKES". EVENTUALLY "YE OLE" LOG CABIN CASINO TOOK IT''S PLACE. "YE OLE" TONGVA NATION, COULD AN OPPORTUNITY BE KNOCKING ON LOGS?

Santa Anas Go Away, We're Much Too Dry To Play: Artist's Interpret The April Wild Fire Above Sierra Madre



LOCAL ARTIST VIRGINIA HOGE DRAWS FIRE FROM HER BALCONY

PALM AXIS IMAGINES THE FIRE

SCORCHING SUBURBIA: FIRES EDGE...ILLUSTRATED BY PALM AXIS


FIRE MADE IT'S WAY UP TO "FIRST WATER" ON THE MOUNT WILSON TRAIL.  A STREAM WHOSE WATER DON BONITO RECALLED AS "BEING THE BEST I EVER TASTED".

Cool Clean Water, H2O. Two Parts Hydrogen, One Part Oxygen. Oxygen To Fuel Fire, Water To Stop It's Advance.

INTRODUCING OUR GROUND WATER

SADLY, YEARS OF DROUGHT HAVE LESSENED IT'S SUPPLY. OUR PRECIOUS GROUNDWATER IS BORDERED BY FAULT LINES GRACING THE SAN RAFAEL HILLS, THE SAN GABRIEL MOUNTAINS AND THE RAYMOND FAULT LINE. INTO THIS LAND OF SUNSHINE & WATER TANKS, OUR VERY OWN LITTLE KATHY FISCUS FELL...VICTIM.

A Collective Sigh Of Relief, As We Trudge The Road Of Happy Destiny

TILE: COURTESY OF PALM AXIS AND L.A.COUNTY ARTS DIVISION

FLOWERS WILL RE-SEED, HOMES WERE SPARED, ANIMALS RETURNED

PALM AXIS & THE LOCAL DEER POPULATION CONTINUE TO TRESPASS


AND THE YUCCA IGNORED THE WHOLE THING


LATE SUN-RAYS FLICKER
THROUGH PINE AND OAK FOLIAGE...
MOUNT WILSON'S BEST HOUR

ONE INCH AT A TIME
IT SLIDES UP OUR GRASSY HILL
SIX O'CLOCK SHADOW.

HOW QUIETLY
AMID STILL AND MOVING LIGHTS
THIS DAY ALSO FADES.