We here in So Cal like to say we live in a desert. It's not exactly true. It's semi-arid, it's a Mediterranean climate, it's chaparral; not exactly a desert, but pretty close. However, in the summer when it is hot and dry, it can feel like it. So I've got a mural celebrating our desert sensibility today.
|Artist Rafael Escamilla, Atwater Memorial to Russell Lorette, paint on commercial building|
Who is Russell Lorette you may ask? Obviously the artist indicated he was in the movie business. Google the man and you discover he was a camera operator who passed away in 1999, the year that this mural was originally painted.
The utility box in front is painted to complement the main mural. I have the details of the 4 panels here:
If you're of a certain age, you will remember when this color scheme of Southwest chic was all the rage in interior decorating.
You can find this mural on the Atwater side of the Hyperion Bridge connecting Hyperion and Glendale. If you go this way you probably breeze past it all the time. Do stop and take a look. You won't be sorry. It goes up even higher than the first pic shows.
AND NOW, BACK TO OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED SEASCAPE
Blue sky, high clouds, low clouds -- something for everybody today.
And sometimes a stupid bird just gets in your way.
Oh, you wanted the downstroke too? Oh all right...
And some more back lit clouds.