Morning Snap: Livingroom Flora & Refracted Sunlight — 7:10 a.m.


I’m going to try not to comment much on the images I’ll include in this collection of morning snaps, but I feel the need to remark about the light here.

This vase of dried flowers sits on a bookcase at the back of the livingroom, an area of the house that doesn’t get anything in the way of direct sunlight during most of the fall, winter and spring. The rays captured here warmly illuminating the scene certainly had a long way to go to get to earth, but to shine on this little nook they had to bounce off the window glass from a house about a half-mile across the gulch on the hillside that’s topped by Micheltorena Street and come back here.

Needless to say, as the sun rises there’s only a limited amount of time before the angle of deflection changes and these petit fleurs are once again unilluminated. It’s one of this houses many momentary miracles.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."