|"Rusty dance", 18"x24" watercolor|
Lodi seems to be at a crossroad between celebrating the arrival of a bird through the town's successful annual homage to the sandhill crane and the wealth and fame that wineries bring to a region. It is yet another example of choosing what is more important to us: preserving what is left of our heritage (land and nature) or developing the fertile land for economic reasons. I love wine but I love birds a lot more. I hope Lodi chooses birds too.