|The Sentinel, 7x5", oil on canvas panel©2013 Cindy Greene|
This huge old tree stands at a freeway on-ramp not far from my house. It is just over a bridge that is being rebuilt, and I am so thankful CalTrans did not cut it down. We have a major freeway/overpass/carpool lane connector project going on around here (which is making the population of at least two cities very cranky), and there are a few of these old trees still standing and guarding the ramps.
I took the reference photo for this while stopped at the light, waiting to turn left onto the freeway on-ramp behind the tree.