From the front range of the San Gabriel mountains overlooking Pasadena to the Arroyo Seco above JPL is a drop of a thousand feet.
By Reg Green
But on Sunday it was the difference between lingering winter and glorious spring. Up above only the bravest or most reckless flower has so far emerged. Who can blame the more cautious ones?
Last week in the early morning the temperature was in the 30s. But those people who broke free of quarantine for a walk up the Arroyo above JPL were rewarded by a feast of bright green leaves shimmering in the warm sun: the kind of freshness Shakespeare had in mind when he talked of the irresistible Cleopatra in her “salad days.”
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