these longhorns are perched just above alum rock park. once known as little yosemite, it was made a city park in 1872, part of a spanish land grant from the king in the 1700's
and where ever you have cows, there must be horses.
and hints of the agricultural past
oaks cover the road for stretches at a time, the shade is welcome.
still life with TW. in these east- west canyons, the north slope (south facing slope) gets much more sunlight, and are predictably drier than the south (north facing). the difference in vegetation is startling. in the southern hemisphere it is reversed, as the sun is in the northern part of the sky.
i guess while waiting for the house to be fixed up, you still have needs? not many neighbors to complain....