We wanted some fresh air and to let them lose themselves in the tall grass.
Okay, by now anyone familiar with Los Angeles is thinking, "Huh?!"
We've had some budget issues in our city, and as far as I can tell, one of the cutbacks has been not cutting back the grass in the middle of one of our major boulevards. All summer, I've been driving past these miles of traffic islands that are normally mowed like a golf course, and I've been watching the grass get taller and taller.
It is now quite tall.
This is a wide traffic island that many years ago had a trolley track on it. It is now so beautiful that I wonder why they ever mowed it in the first place. How quickly nature would reclaim it completely, if given a chance!
I grew up roaming boundless acres of uncut grasses and wildflowers.
This is not that, but we will take what we can get.