Independence Day greetings

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From my home to yours. I wish you all a safe and joyful Independence Day.
Here in Downtown Los Angeles Grand Park is putting on a spectacle for Independence Day with a free event named Fourth of July Block Party. They’ll have music (dj’s and live performance), food trucks (of course), grass for days for the perfect picnic, a huge fountain to cool off in the heat and fireworks!!! How does one celebrate the fourth without fireworks? 🙂
Whatever you are doing wherever you are, I wish you a very Happy Independence Day.

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A room with a view

Waking up in a loft with windows that face the morning light is magical. Though at first I was not a fan of such early rising, I have now adapted to the light and learned to love it. My loft faces east with giant windows that take up our entire eastern facing wall. And to my luck, we only have a short building across the street that blocks half the view otherwise I can see Mt. Baldy on a clear day. myview

Today on the other hand is quite gloomy and cold. I can see the hills just barely as the fog is blanketing their grounds. I can see the cars in the distance chugging along the freeway trying to get somewhere in la. Not many birds out today, probably huddled together under a tree waiting out this weather. Normally I see a hawk flying around looking for its next meal. As for me, I am cuddled up in a blanket drinking tea, reading and watching my cat sitting on the ledge of our window seal watch all the people hurrying below. All bustled in their coats, hats and scarfs. You would think it’s going to snow, but it’s only California rain. The city always looks so crisp and clean after a good rain. I smile in anticipation for the rain to end when I get to see the city buildings in their glory of the sunshine. I always love a good rainy day. The sound of the drops on the window is beautiful, the smells are wonderful and the aftermath is even better.

What are you doing today? Where ever you are, if you are outside (if you aren’t, go outside) stop, close your eyes and breathe in to remind yourself that today is just one day of many. Make it a good one. Enjoy the cold Angelenos, summer will be here before you know it.

Kitty City

Have you ever walked by the new Grand Park late at night when nothing in particular is going on? Well if you haven’t, try it. Take a stroll one night on say a Tuesday. On the corners of Spring and Broadway at First Street if you are quiet and patient, stop and look around, you will notice many little eyes peeking up at you from under the shrubs. This… is Kitty City. A disheveled plot of land that used to be the grounds of an office building some decades ago. It’s gated off and closed to the public, however it is home to dozens of feral cats. So, next time you are out for a stroll, remember to watch for the eyes that are watching you. 

Inside this abandoned concrete structure is a cat community quietly plotting to take over DTLA


Under the grass mounds late at night be still and quiet… if you can wait… you will see cute little ears popping up to see what is going on or to hunt, remember they are feral.





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