One morning this week at around 7, I walked through a small cloud of gnats on a trail through the Angeles National Forest.
By Reg Green
It’s the first time I’ve seen the pesky little creatures since last fall. A few minutes later, I came across a single stem of delicate yellow flowers that wasn’t visible the day before.
Two bluebirds burst out of a grove of trees, one pretending to flee, the other in hot pursuit, their startling bright blue looking unreal against the preponderant dark green. It’s true that the signs of spring have been clear for weeks in town but at three thousand feet new life is peeping out much more skeptically. That’s smart. They’ve been fooled before. The transition from winter is milder here than almost anywhere else in the US and it’s never certain when that transition has occurred.
Still, all over the San Gabriel mountains all that pent-up lust for life is beginning to burst out. It’s an exciting time to be outdoors
We hope you appreciated this article. Before you move on, please consider supporting the Colorado Boulevard’s journalism.
Billionaires, hedge fund owners and local imposters have a powerful hold on the information that reaches the public. Colorado Boulevard stands to serve the public interest – not profit motives.
While fairness guides everything we do, we know there is a right and a wrong position in the fight against racism and climate crisis while supporting reproductive rights and social justice. We provide a fresh perspective on local politics – one so often missing from so-called ‘local’ journalism.
You can access Colorado Boulevard’s paywall-free journalism because of our unique reader-supported model. People like you, informed readers, keep us independent, beholden to no outside influence, and accessible to everyone.
Please consider supporting Colorado Boulevard today. Thank you. (Click to Support)