Although I worked yesterday, I’m having a really bad ADD day today and can’t settle down enough to write about it.
So, here’s a photo:
This is from the Lake Pit at the La Brea Tar Pits. When you grow up in Southern California, this is a common field trip destination – when I was a kid, I felt so sorry for the poor mammoth thing in the tar – and the little baby mammoth on the shore, crying for it’s parent. I’d imagine them on a hot summer day, just trying to get a drink and getting stuck in the tar.
A few years ago, I went back to the tar pits with a friend’s kid, and I learned that the Lake Pit was a 19th century tar quarry, and only turned into a lake due to groundwater seepage in the early 20th century.
Damn you, fiberglass statues. You lied to me for all those years.