At the foothill of Mt. Baldy is a small town called Claremont. It is the home of many graduate schools. Near the theology campus is the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, founded by Susanna Bixby Bryant in 1927.
There is an area called a cultivar garden of hybrid plantings. Within it is a dry bed lined with some lemon eucalyptus trees and other types of trees and bushes. The mid morning sun was breaking through the tall bushes and trees and with a small field easel and about three pigments, I was able to catch the brilliant sun beams casting across the field and the tree trunks.
The Rancho is a great place to visit.