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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Nature Perspective

Canyon View

The house we rent in San Diego has a little backyard overlooking a canyon. The view is really peaceful and open. I love to just look at the landscape. I realize more and more I need that perspective on nature to live and to create. The canyon is different every day, especially the colors. A light wind blows very often and brings some cool air from the Pacific Ocean. From time to time, the old palm branches fall from the palm trees. It is still very exotic for me to have palm trees in the backyard! We can have silent and mysterious mornings here when the fog covers the canyon, then slowly clears as the day progresses. Many different birds visit the canyon, depending on the time of the day. The canyon is full of various native plants, and right now the birds seem to enjoy looking for succulent flowers.

I cannot believe this is what I see every day. It’s a gift. Usually, before to start working on my pieces in the morning I spend some very quiet time just looking.


janella said...

After 21 years in San Diego, it is still very exotic to me to have palm trees in the yard. My first visual association w/ my neighborhood was a pair of palms that looked like they came right out of the Flintstones.

Mélanie said...

that reminds me San Diego or California. The light and colors are so magic