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We now turn to a non-character Christmas card with a more religious theme: "the three wise men in the desert."
What's of interest here -- to me, at least -- are the hills behind the riders, sculpted with late-afternoon light.
When I was growing up, we lived in a mid-fifties style house, with open beams and lots of floor-to-ceiling glass. It was nestled in the high valley of La Crescenta. And outside the kitchen windows loomed high, rugged-looking mountains that resembled the mountains here.
Every afternoon the crests and ridges became burnished gold in the dying light, while the canyons lay in dark brown shadows.
Pretty clear where Dad got his inspiration for the look of those mountains.