Sunlight and redwood trees, Chiura Obata


After days of stormy wet weather, woke up to sun today. Raindrops are shimmering on everything-- bare winter branches, grass, ferns, and huckleberry bushes. My favorite is seeing the morning sun lighting up one side of the redwood trees. Rusty red-brown bark, bare lower branches. All topped off by huge, leafy branches swaying gently in the wind.

Chiura Obata painted it so beautifully.
Life and Death, Porcupine Flat, High Sierra, California, 1930