Carlyn Clark
La Canada, CA US and Shanghai, China
http://freeformer.wordpress.com
the Foothills of Angeles National Forest, California

The colors, textures and forms I see in the hills outside my window are constantly changing; never more so than this year when we experienced the worst fires in over fifty years followed by devastating mudslides that destroyed many neighborhood properties. For months the hills were barren and gray and covered in ash and mud. But now new shrubs are emerging and trees are showing new growth.  Somehow the colors seem more gentle and subdued than in the past and somehow quieter and more subtle.