All of you have by now heard about the flooding in my hometown of San Jose around Coyote Creek, the largest watershed in Silicon Valley. During my year long quest to paint “The Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley” I did 18 paintings in the Coyote watershed, and 5 of Coyote Creek itself. That was also during one of the worst droughts California experienced in years. Now Coyote Creek is above flood stage.
Today, during a break between storms, the creek has subsided a bit, so I did a mini-tour of some of the locations I painted from San Jose down to Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill. Below are pictures before, now, plus the painting I did at the time. I also included a couple videos and a link to the original weblog at the time of the original painting.
dictionary homework helper Christmas Day – Coyote Creek in Hellyer Park
The original blog post — http://www.donaldneff.com/blog/eleven-christmas-day/
This is a picture from the bridge, the creek is up to the top of the banks…way over my head from where I originally painted…
A short video from the bridge…
https://groups.csail.mit.edu/cap/wiki/data/media/?july=summer-edition-converse&or=129 The original painting:
http://conyersrockdalelibrary.org/study/uva-summer-writing-program-high-school.html Thompson Creek
The weblog entry is here — http://www.donaldneff.com/blog/two-three-woz-way/
see url Now:
Thompson Creek was much fuller, but not overflowing.
source url The original painting:
https://mphotonics.mit.edu/campus.php?get=sociological-perspective-essay-help&for=127 Evergreen – Fowler Creek confluence
The original blog post about man’s first controlled flight — http://www.donaldneff.com/blog/sixteen-the-evergreen/
You can’t see much of the creek as it was just a trickle–
Not flooding, but lots of flow–
The original painting:
El Toro – Coyote Creek Below Anderson Dam
I wasn’t able to get to the original painting location as it was roped off and guarded by park officials. I was able to get fairly close, though.
The original blog post — http://www.donaldneff.com/blog/thirtysix-el-toro/
Water from the spillway is flowing into the Coyote Creek channel
A short video just downstream from the original painting location…
The original painting:
For those concerned, I live in the Coyote Creek watershed, but up in the hills enough to avoid flooding!