The Oakland hills is home to several regional and city parks that preserve the natural woodlands of the area. This 500 acre park is named for Joaquin Miller, a 19th century poet and adventurer, and some might say rascal and liar, whose work is no longer well known. During the Great Depression the WPA helped build park trails, a beautiful water cascade, and an amphitheater where musicals are performed in the summer. While walking some of the park yesterday I encountered runners, hearty bicyclists riding the steep hill trails, kids playing, Pacific Islanders performing a graceful hula dance for their family at an out of the way picnic area, and an aging hippie practicing the drums. Typical Oakland. This shot looks southwest across the bay with the coastal range in the distance. Click here for more Skywatch photos from around the world.