Old Lighthouse

11 X 14", o/linen panel.  The endangered coastal scrub on the rocky hillside below the iconic old lighthouse is wild and beautiful.  Radar towers at left belong to the Navy, which has been instrumental in establishing and co-managing the Point Loma Ecological Reserve.  The Torrey pines near the building were planted in the 1930's; we can't be sure if there were ever Torrey pines naturally occurring here.  They were very widespread in this region millions of years ago, but currently there are only two remaining native populations.  One is Torrey Pines State Reserve, a few miles up the coast, and the other is on Santa Rosa Island near Los Angeles.