Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Detours Aren't So Bad

"Atchison St, Pasadena"
watercolor (6.5 " x 12")

The other day, driving my usual route from our daughter's school to my exercise class, I ran into street construction. BIG delay...and  I was in no mood to sit there and wait it out...so I took an immediate right.  Whoa!!! what is this?  a beautiful tree-lined street, trees so mature that they make a dense canopy...the lights and colors were magnificent.  So, of course, I did what every person in a rush on a Monday morning does.... I drove even slower....taking it all in...I slowed down... I took a photo.... I slowed down.  Hmmm, detours aren't so bad.