Donkey and I went down to the river. The Los Angeles River.
I've lived in the Los Angeles area all my life.
I was an adult before I realized that there was such a thing as the Los Angeles River. And it took several more years to realize that all those "washes" running through the neighborhoods of my childhood are actually creeks and brooks feeding into the river.
There are parts of the river, within a few miles of my home, that are truly lovely.
I even met a man fishing.
The river is fast becoming one of my new favorite places. And, as always with Los Angeles, the city is never far behind. Which is OK by me.
At the end of October, I'll be spending a day with a group of homeschoolers, down at the river, making art.
Info about the river (past, present, future) can be found at
Friends of the Los Angeles River.