Monday, June 9, 2008

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.

7 comments:

Palm Axis said...

The rabbit tile (copyright Palm Axis) will eventually grace the entrance to the Sorensen Gym and Community Center in Lake Los Angeles. The building, designed by Carde Ten Architects, is currently undergoing changes as Los Angeles County moves toward "green friendly" design. Carde Ten Architects designed the Loma Alta Park and Community Center in Altadena. The Sorensen Center is nearly identical.

Yes, the link features the Verdugo Mountains. The Verdugos are a geological offshoot of the San Gabrial Mountain Range, thus they share the same fauna. This is the only mountain that can claim to be surrounded on all sides by freeways.

Bob Eklund is an amateur astronomer and one of the founding members of the Mount Wilson Observatory Association. He is their current director of publications and a writer and poet. His wife Laura was a night assistant on the 60" telescope on Mount Wilson in the 1980's (one of the few women).

GZ said...

I like the sole piece alot!

USelaine said...

I want that rabbit.

Well, okay. They can have it, but I get this picture!

Interesting that the deer look different than ours, about 500 miles to the north.

Petrea said...

The happy road of destiny. J & I went hiking up at Chantry Flat a couple of weeks ago. It was beautiful. The water falls were splashing. The greenery was green.

A mile or so down the road, the hillside is charred from the Sierra Madre fire. Another mile you're in town.

Your post presents so much...water for thought.

Andrea said...

Some pretty cool tongue in cheek storytelling going on here. Trudge trudge trudge. I dig it. Great rabbit too.

Miss Havisham said...

I am going to aspire to be a yucca one day.

Rozz said...

Happy Birthday! If i'd join the 21 century I'd send you a picture from Ponds Hollow. Two doe one baby no spots and a buck. Minnie frogs and Ramona and me swimming for free! National Park of 1 in Illinois. Clean, nice, nobody there! Loved it.