This is "the wash" (actually, a tributary of the L.A. River) behind our house. I drew it while standing on a footbridge which crosses it a few doors down from our place. I like having this little creek over our back fence, even though it's bedded in concrete and surrounded by fences. The local coyotes use it as a thoroughfare at night; we are often woken by their howls. They are the kind of noisy neighbours who help me to forget I'm in one of the world's biggest metropolises.