‘Bandito’ Stewart’s Field of Screams

Raven Jake and a Raven on a Rock Cairn

Raven Jake and Nevermore

Here’s a little surprise for folks driving up Big Tujunga Canyon: ravens. Lots and lots of ravens. Implacable, slightly fluttering, quiet ravens that never blink.  Enough to give a nervous hombre the heebie-jeebies…

Improbably, Richard “Bandito” Stewart and his lovely bride Susan have created a romantic oasis on a certain strip of land between the Verdugo Hills Golf Course and Fehlaber-Houk Park on Tujunga Canyon Blvd. and that’s when Jane ambushed them taping a crow to a fire hydrant (don’t matter, no harm done). 

Turns out Richard got his nickname from the way he rustles trash right outta that lot.  The only thing he likes more than not lookin’ at garbage is stackin’ up rocks. And Susan. Somehow between stackin’ and cleanin’ he found the time to put a big sign up in the park last Valentine’s Day askin’ her to marry him. And she did.

So here’s  Stewart Park, which is what I’m callin’ it from here on out (technically, I suspect that it’s a utility easement, but I don’t know that for sure), decorated for Halloween 2010. Needless to say, they’re not getting some big art grant to fulfil their vision of a clean park populated with ravens and rock cairns and glittery Christmas balls. They just had a vision of the world they wanted to live in and they made it happen. So hats off to the Stewarts, and if you need some painting done, Richard can handle that too. www.richardpaint.com

Got more pictures over here.


~ by ravenjake on October 23, 2010.

2 Responses to “‘Bandito’ Stewart’s Field of Screams”

  1. How cool is that?

  2. wow…and your new design of your page is cool-I like it.

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