Sketch for Sunday Sketches at Blue Chair Diary Blog. My son had put a pepper in a green bowl on the kitchen counter, and when I walked in, the colors were so beautiful together. The photo I took is at the end of the post.
It rained last Sunday night. When I set out on a walk the next morning, fluffy clouds were still wafting across the blue sky, covering and uncovering the sun. I came to a small park.
Most people were already at work or school. I became aware of the silence as I walked. My destination was a large park. It has a trail specifically for walking, and a few people were already out for a stroll when I arrived. The large green grassy areas that are usually filled with picnicing families, were empty. There was a cool breeze to top off the serenity, along with an official welcome to the park.
Too cute. This little guy and his friends were greeting everyone as they walked by.
Next to the park is a mini railroad track with real steam engines that adults and children can ride. Each person sits on an individual little engine. Here’s the track through a fence, since it wasn’t open at the time.
Thursday I drove to another older section of LA called Echo Park. This street was so steep, I was too afraid to drive down. My iphone photo doesn’t really show how steep, but the top of the street in the background is what it looked like from where I was standing. Like going over a waterfall.
Echo Park is one of the areas that has some of the old historical stairs. I found one so I stopped and walked up, and down. 198 steps. I need to go back with my stair walk guidebook to find more.
Photo as promised.
“You can judge how advanced a civilization is by the way it treats its animals.” Mahatma Gandhi
I read an article recently about the dog meat trade in China and South Korea. I’m hoping to find ways to bring awareness in hopes of bringing change. Check into it if you are inclined, I welcome your thoughts.
Have a compassionate week.