Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Early Morning Nature Walk

Our usual Signal Hill morning walk rewards us at the end with a beautiful 180 degree view of the ocean from on high. This morning, Cynthia and I tried out another location - the newly redeveloped Dominguez Gap Wetlands Park that runs along a diverted strip of the Los Angeles river on the west side of Long Beach. It has its own beauty: sparkling water active with ducks and egrits and edged with native California plants. There is a wider trail beside the walking path full of horseshoe imprints, evidence of active use. A hopeful sign, finding this oasis in the middle of urban life.

Taken from the west bank looking north as the sun rises.

If you enlarge this photo, you'll see three ducks nestled in dry grass beds in the top right area of the photo and another duck swimming to the left.

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