Heron Out

(click it for the heavily stylized bigger picture)

I made the mistake of believing the worst of the storm had past this afternoon, and set out to take care of a truck errand on my lunch hour. Since the work on my Nissan was going to take about that amount of time I went for a walk to the LA River. Once there the skies opened up wide and a few minutes later I got the above shot  of a great blew heron lifting off from the east bank over the swift-moving water. By the time I walked back through the downpour from to where my truck was, I was entirely drenched.

Serves me right.

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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 laonstage.com, 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."