Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunset Over Mud Flats

Nature has made changes in the landscape. Who am I to argue? Like I have a say in the matter anyway.

19 comments:

Desiree said...

Verrry nice--

Shell Sherree said...

Beautiful atmosphere, Petrea! Hmm, this reminds me that I haven't seen one 'for real' for too long. I will rectify that...

freefalling said...

So..that is like real live water?
I remember seeing something once that resembled it!

Virginia said...

You took the ordinary and captured it beautifully.
V

Petrea said...

Thanks, D.

Right, Shell, I hadn't thought of that.

It's mud, Letty. It was water for a couple of weeks, yeah. We've finally been having rain, after three years with very little. Gives me hope for you all down under. Do you two know each other? Surely you do, you both live in Australia... Shell, Letitia (freefalling). Letty, Shell Sherree.

Thanks, V. Not so ordinary to us! We're all enamored of our new mud.

Bellis said...

Lovely photo - it looks like a river delta, doesn't it? Interesting to see what comes next.

Here's what happened after muddy floods destroyed all the crops and fruit trees in Eagle Rock in 1889/90 (thanks to LA Creek Freak):

"The whole Sycamore stretch of flat ground from Park Avenue (Fair Park) to the city limits, and west of Central Avenue (Eagle Rock Boulevard) was a huge morass that grew up immediately to willows, or where the water was still too deep, to cat-tails or tules. The willows grew thirty feet high in a year, and were so close together as to make the fight for existence a struggle for standing room."

Lisa..... said...

I was taking shots of the sunset last night as well, enjoying the clear sky and the view all the way to downtown LA. Sunrise and sunset are two things I never tire of seeing.

Laurie said...

I LOVE this one, P.

And dang it, why don't we have a say in the matter? :-)

Susan C said...

Just beautiful.

TheChieftess said...

Makes that darn mud look positively glamourous!!!

Petrea said...

Bellis, that's kind of what happened in Hahamongna. The recent flood took out some of the willows, I think.

Lisa, you're not alone. Poems are written for sunsets and sunrises. Paintings, photos, etc. The real thing, though, can't be beat.

Merci, Laurie. Stick around, we will.

Thanks for the compliments, I just love 'em.

AmyR said...

Ooh lookit the amber light and reflections. Gorgeous Petrea.

It makes me think of Middle Earth, and that is a very good thing.

Petrea said...

Made you think of Middle Earth twice in one week.

altadenahiker said...

Well then here's another compliment. There is beauty when nature takes back it's own, so long as it's own isn't mine as well. And this time nature has reclaimed what I didn't expect to lose. Don't know when my horse can travel up the trail again.

Petrea said...

You may have to learn different trails, Hiker. I saw a lot of horses in the flats today. Wanna see pictures?

Dina said...

Very primeval.

Lori Lynn said...

Ooh, I like this one!
LL

Petrea said...

Thank you!

seanjonesfoto said...

beautiful...