Sunday, August 29, 2010

Escape to Big Bear

A couple of weeks ago, we went to Big Bear for the day with our friends Phyllis and Richard. It's a great way to beat the heat--with the elevation around 7000 feet, it's much cooler up there, and it's just an hour away! Above: Bill and Richard at lakeside, taking it easy.

Phyllis and I went further up the path along the lake. Indian paintbrush everywhere!

Earlier, we headed up a dirt road to Holcomb Valley, where we had our lunch and went for a walk under the tall pines. We were amazed at how many wildflowers were still out in mid-August, including the tiny gem Phyllis is holding here.

Bill took this picture, as yet untitled, which he'll be showing in the 29 Palms Gallery in September.