Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Little Oasis

The Arroyo Seco watershed is one of Southern California's treasures. (I wrote about it at length back in February.)Much more than a concrete stream bed, the Arroyo is a 46.7 square mile corridor of natural space that links the San Gabriel Mountains to the Los Angeles River. South Pas claims much of the Lower Arroyo -- including this delightful little pocket of wild beauty which, on most days, is home to a couple of well-fed ducks.

Read more about the Arroyo Seco here and here. And make sure to do your part to protect this and other watersheds by following the advice here.

10 comments:

dbdubya said...

A few years ago the City created the Arroyo Seco Wildlife and Nature Park in an unused portion of Arroyo Park. It's behind the golf course driving range and is accessible from Pasadena Avenue just before you cross the bridge into Highland Park. Walk down the steps and you'll find a peaceful preserve of native plants and grasses. It's maintained monthly by volunteers who meet on Saturday morning to clean it up.

altadenahiker said...

Absolutely. And protect the wild beauty of the upper arroyo as well.

Judy Williams said...

I always say the first thing that comes to mind and when I saw the big version, all I could think of was that those tree trunks really need a shave. Or maybe it is long poles that house stacked hula skirts. Or maybe I am just not used to Pacific time and need more sleep. The color palette is so cool and lush. YUMMMM

Margaret said...

Nicely done, Laurie. Great picture and great advice.

Linda Dove said...

I agree with Judy...not a fan of the bearded palms. Or are they skirts? Anyway, I prefer the less natural look when it comes to palms, I have to admit.

Love the shot!

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Those furry palms make this photo look it was shot on the set of The Land of the Lost.

pasadenaadjacent said...

The arroyo makes me happy. It's home

TheChieftess said...

Looks positively tropical!!!

Laurie said...

Hi everyone,

You know, I think those furry trees are what make me love this setting! Well, that and the ducks that (usually) live there.

I hope everyone checks out the links I posted, especially arroyoseco.org.

Thanks for being here, folks! Until tomorrow...

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