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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mare Tranquillitatis

The main trails at Eaton Canyon were crowded yesterday. Although a few small signs warned of the possibility of flash floods, moms, dads, babies, uncles, grandmas, dogs and ripe old relatives crowded the fast-moving stream in the wash, enjoying a sunny day out.

John, Boz and I found quiet trails that most others missed. Lucky us.

19 comments:

Latino Heritage said...

Love the leaves and trees - which is reflection?

Rob and Mandy said...

How very nice!

Irina said...

So beautiful.

Julie said...

The thumbnail made me think of something in aspic.

I glad you travelled a different road - not surprised, though.

Kate said...

The colours are eye-catching. Must have been a lovely hike.

Dina said...

I figure you, John, and Boz create a sea of tranquility wherever you go.

Maybe we should start wishing "Sunny Christmas" instead of merry.

Vanda said...

Winter in LA is all seasons at once, but winter.

TheChieftess said...

Lovely photo Petrea!!! Looks like fall!

Very profound, Vanda!!! And judging by Petrea's photo...right on!!!

Petrea said...

Hard to say which is reflection, now that I look at it, but that aspic idea is right, Julie! It was a very small pond, but the light was so pretty.

Vanda's absolutely right--winter in the Los Angeles area is spring, summer and fall. But not winter.

And Dina, I don't think you're right, much as I'd like to. We're fortunate to have Boz (he is tranquil, it's true) and places to go to help us find our way back to our centers.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Time to exhale.

oh wait, there's still that parade to consider

altadenahiker said...

This is a new favorite of mine. About our winter -- I have no complaints.

TheChieftess said...

I just saw the title to this post...at first I thought it said...merde tequilitas!!!

Bellis said...

Chieftess, what have you been drinking? Though I can see why you could have misread it.

Winter here means golden leaves and green grass. I love the reflections in the water of this small pond. Was the main river running across the trail?

TheChieftess said...

Nothing yet Bellis, though the Chief got a "gun" filled with tequila for Christmas and his brother just brought up two bottles!!! This is going to be a wild week!!!

Petrea said...

Ach! I love a parade, it's the traffic and crowding I don't love. I'll have to stock up on some good tequila (none of that merde stuff).

Yes, it was running, Bellis, and impassable if you wanted to stay dry, though many people crossed it. Found myself wishing for waders again.

Susan Campisi said...

I love that description of southern California winters: the other three seasons wrapped into one. Great photo, as usual. I need to get some waders and get back to Eaton Canyon.

Katie said...

Beautiful photo; easy to get lost in the alternating depths and heights. As much as I like looking at all the East Coast blizzard photos I've been getting today from family there, I much prefer a winter scene like this one. Glad you all found a hidden trail to hike.

Dina said...

OK. So I'm glad you are, as you used to say, in the right place.

Petrea said...

Still in the right place, Dina.