Southern California Sunset Walk

 

Light on the hills in the distance.
Light on the hills in the distance.
Walking up the dirt path near dusk.
Walking up the dirt path near dusk.
Sunset behind Mount Baldy near seven o'clock in the evening.
Sunset behind Mount Baldy near seven o’clock in the evening.
Mount Baldy tinged with orange that glistens like a hallow.
Mount Baldy tinged with orange that glistens like a hallow.

Here is a video that shows a bit of Mount Baldy at sunset along with a crow flying aloft.

The orange tinged sky fading west towards the Pacific Ocean.
The orange tinged sky fading west towards the Pacific Ocean.
Palm trees in the foreground with sun tinged hills in the background.
Palm trees in the foreground with sun tinged hills in the background.
Overlooking an orange field from the small hill.
Overlooking an orange field from the small hill.
A slightly blurry picture of the pink flower I spotted on the walk.
A slightly blurry picture of the pink flower I spotted on the walk.
Another blurry photo of the pink flower.  Wish I had held the camera a bit more still.
Another blurry photo of the pink flower. Wish I had held the camera a bit more still.
Wild sunflowers have a rugged beauty their domesticated counterparts can never quite evoke.  I love all sunflowers, but the wild ones just have a beauty that harkens to me.
Wild sunflowers have a rugged beauty their domesticated counterparts can never quite evoke. I love all sunflowers, but the wild ones just have a beauty that harkens to me.
View of the San Bernardino Mountains.
View of the San Bernardino Mountains.
The peak of San Gorgonio peaking through the orange field.
The peak of San Gorgonio peaking through the orange field.
The outline of Mount Baldy against the light sunset.
The outline of Mount Baldy against the light sunset.
The silhouette of the wild sunflower in front of the outline of Mount Baldy.
The silhouette of the wild sunflower in front of the outline of Mount Baldy.
The view of Mount Baldy from a field.
The view of Mount Baldy from a field.
Mount Baldy from across the field.
Mount Baldy from across the field.
The little palm tree is so cute.
The little palm tree is so cute.
Zooming in on Mount Baldy.
Zooming in on Mount Baldy.
The entire outline of Mount Baldy.
The entire outline of Mount Baldy.
Bushes in a field in Southern California.
Bushes in a field in Southern California.
Palm tree with pink clouds behind it.
Palm tree with pink clouds behind it.
Mount San Gorgonio with palm trees in the foreground.
Mount San Gorgonio with palm trees in the foreground.

Palm Tree Necklace Rack

Palm tree jewelry rack that I created by wood burning palm imagery on it.
Palm tree jewelry rack that I created by wood burning palm imagery on it.

I took a wood coat rack and turned it into a palm tree necklace rack by woodburning images on it.  This rack is a cute and stylish way to store necklaces, and I love that I created a design for it myself.  Below is a video that documents how I created the pyrographic images on the necklace rack several years ago.

 

Walking Through A Southern California Field

Today I decided to take a walk through a field here in Southern California.

The field with a dirt mount in the distance.
The field with a dirt mound in the distance.
Approaching the dirt mound.
Approaching the dirt mound.
The dirt mound is getting closer.
The dirt mound is getting closer.

Here is a video showing a crow flying above the field.

Starting to walk up the dirt mound.
Starting to walk up the dirt mound.
Looking out a across the field to an old house in the distance.
Looking out a across the field to an old house in the distance.
Looking up at the sky above the field.
Looking up at the sky above the field.
Another photo with the crow flying above.
Another photo with the crow flying above.
Crow flying through the blue sky above.
Crow flying through the blue sky above.
Sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
Sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
More sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
More sunflowers growing on the dirt mound.
Trees in the distance.
Trees in the distance.
Clouds wafting above the field.
Clouds wafting above the field.
This image reminds of something out of a Steinbeck novel, such as "Of Mice and Men"
This image reminds of something out of a Steinbeck novel, such as “Of Mice and Men”
Walking past orange trees.
Walking past orange trees.

A short video of the orange trees. This field definitely reminds me of imagery from a Steinbeck novel, back when California had many orange fields. I am still saddened by people cutting down orange fields to build more structures, especially when there are so many vacant ones scattered across Southern California.

Another view of the orange trees.
Another view of the orange trees.
Walking along the path with more trees in the distance.
Walking along the path with more trees in the distance.
Tree with spiky fruit on it.  I wonder what it is.
Tree with spiky fruit on it. I wonder what it is.
Spiky Fruit On Bush
The bush with the spiky fruit upclose.
Spiky Fruit Up-close
An amazing up-close photograph of the spiky fruit.
Pomegranates On A Tree
Pomegranates growing on a tree.
Pomegranate Glistening In The Sun
I love how the sun glistens off the hull of the small pomegranate fruit.