Morning Snap: 5:23 a.m.

I’m a chronic early riser. For the year since the upstairs renovation was completed this wall of what we know call the landing room (our former bedroom) is what I would find coming down our new stairs — or rather a fully darkened version of it.

But last week after suggesting to Susan we find a way to illuminate it, I then shuffled around some lamps, put this red-shaded one there on the phone table and in the days since have not only appreciated being able to see where I’m going a little better, but I’ve also admired the play of light and shadow and color that’s greeted me on my way down, enough so that with iPhone in hand I stopped and snapped the scene.

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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."