Sky Paintings 2: View From the Getty

I am creating a series of “picture poem” posts…sections of my “Sky Paintings”, which I have been sharing on Facebook.

My Mom does not “do” Facebook…so I am putting this series together for her to be able to see the Sky Paintings.   Here’s to you, Mom…enjoy.

Sky Paintings 2: View From the Getty

Magnificent views from the Getty Center….Above the ubiquitous 405 freeway

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Sky Paintings I: Hollywood

I am creating a series of “picture poem” posts…sections of my “Sky Paintings”, which I have been sharing on Facebook.

My Mom does not “do” Facebook…so I am putting this series together for her to be able to see the Sky Paintings.   Here’s to you, Mom…enjoy.

Sky Paintings I: Hollywood

Sun and Rain: The Magic

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Picture Poem: Palm Balm When the Rainbow is Enough

Picture Poem: Palm Balm When the Rainbow is Enough

20130308_173833Hollywood magic after the rain…looks like a stage set…appropriate

Web5Sunset over Wilshire, Santa Monica

Weba2From a greater distance…the clouds are lighting up, it’s showtime

WebaaAt an earlier moment in time…under a cloud-swept sky

20121230_162402Long-flowing cloud stretches over palms standing out against the sky in stark relief, silhouetted by the brilliant sun

Web4Palms frame the main attraction, a tree’s filigree network of leaves and branches set off by the backdrop of sunset-painted sky

WebaaaPoised…so many Palms…so much dignity

WebfDrifting off into the clouds..the other side of Wilshire! (Santa Monica, CA)

Oct112012_6173Heading East up Wilshire after a rainstorm…and seeing the magic of light impacting water

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Oct112012_6190Double Vision…stretching all the way across…such a privilege to witness this splendor

WEB6Seeing Red…Santa Monica

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Celebrating Sky…

Celebrating Sky…and that’s it

Cumulus Clouds…lots of them

Brilliant Silhouette

Flaming Sunset Moon

Cooler Sunset Moon

Punctuated by Palms

Clouds Moving over Wilshire

Heavenly Light

Clouds Laying Low

Our beloved Legion of Honor…part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

LA Stories III: The Balm of Palm

LA STORIES III: The Balm of Palm
What says “Southern California” more succinctly than palm trees?  Yes…they also bespeak the tropics, surfing,  Miami Beach, and the essence of relaxation itself, , even paradise,  but when in LA, the Balm of Palm is King…er. Queen?

Here are some of my favorite recent “Palm Psalm” sitings in Santa Monica and Venice…so sit down with your favorite drink, tropical or otherwise, , relax, and listen to the palm leaves rustle….

Palm-lined boulevards are the norm in Santa Monica

Reflections of a palm darkly…in downtown Santa Monica

Follow the palm-lined road…

Biblical implications behind Yahoo Center, Santa Monica?

Headed down Colorado Boulevard to the Santa Monica Pier…looking left!

The leaning tower of palm…

The Washingtonia robusta palm trees line Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica

Abbot Kinney, I presume…Venice!

“Who you lookin’ at?”  Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

The storied Venice Canals…

So, what are we to make of the abundance of LA palms?

Well, according to Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, “In historical times palms have been symbols for victory, peace, and fertility. Today, palms remain a popular symbol for the tropics and vacations”.  Hmm…from victory,  peace and fertility, to the tropics and vacations…go figure.  Sounds like So-Cal to me!

What do Palm Trees mean to YOU? Have You relaxed under any lately?

If You so choose, please share about it with us here.  We love to hear from You.

Remember, we are all relaxing into this thing called Life, together.