I find myself constantly looking at the city around me and thinking of the ways we try to bring nature closure to us, no matter how big the city we live in. Living in the Bay Area, I see it everywhere I go. In San Francisco, where I took the above picture, I saw some vines growing up the side of this building, and it was purposeful. It reminded me of back home, in Chico, where vines and undergrowth dominate the park that is close to the university. Here you can see a pale reflection of a tree just past the ivy. Green cities just are not that prevalennt, and I wish we could see more elements of a 'forest' in our cities' designs. However, I do appreciate the feel of those cities that are successful in blending urban and natural elements to make the city more comfortable for us all.
Here is another one in the series idea of Water and Stone. I always appreciate running water whever I can find it. This location by the Ferry building was great. I can't wait to sit down and make some art from some of these photos...it will be exciting. Hope you all like the photos.