La Tuna Canyon
Snakes, birds, horses, dogs, cats, bison, and other creatures I've met.
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The only cemetery in Hollywood, and the final resting place of many famous people.
Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park, which straddles the border of California and Nevada, includes parts of the Mojave and Great Basin deserts and is home to a variety of unusual terrain. It's also one of the hottest places on earth; the record high ambient temperature is 134 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded in Death Valley in 1913.
In September 2017, a wildfire burned 7,194 acres in Los Angeles. A few months later, an anonymous art collective set up an exhibit called "Lost and Found LA" in the scorched La Tuna Canyon. Inspired by of kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer, the artists "repaired" the burned trees with a golden arborist-approved wax.
Featuring Emory & Henry College, Hayter's Gap Branch Library, and my lovely librarian sister, Jenna Lottman.