As soon as I saw the tree, I wanted to be underneath it, sitting in that little square of sun at its trunk. I imagined myself perched atop this hill on this warm day, soaking up the breezy shade, the grass swaying around me in unison. Where is this pastoral scene, you might ask? Griffith Park? Elysian Park? Angeles National Forest?
It can be found between the southbound and northbound lanes of the 101, just north of the Silver Lake Boulevard exit. I still think it would make a lovely place to sit.
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