Monday, June 9, 2008

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".

5 comments:

Palm Axis said...

Local artist Virginia Hoge's description of her pastel drawing. "When doing "memory drawing" I tend to take a birds-eye view sometimes. This is one of those times as regards the fire. Witnessing a whole side of a mountain glowing like coals. It was something I had never seen before.

The Half Way House to the summit was built by Benjamin Wilson. After Wilson abandoned the trail to the hikers and horses, George Islip took ownership. He grew stone fruit, kept bees and serviced the needs of hikers. The site would eventually become known as Orchard Camp. Mount Islip is named for him.

It was customary for those making the journey to the summit, to build a huge bonfire on Signal Point. It was intended to alert those in the valley below, that all was well! Can you imagine?

Anonymous said...

A fun blog. Balcony/Baloney. That's a pun. Use a pun, go to jail.

Miss Havisham said...

The presence of hikers is a recurring theme.

Sheila P said...

Palm, A beautiful blog site. The images are marvelous.

Ben Wideman said...

Now I see what you were saying about yucca's on the burnt out landscape!