Misty Night

mist-shrouded intersection

mist-shrouded intersection (click for larger image)

I was walking back to my place just now (nearly 1am) and struck by the beauty of the misty night. It has just cleared up after a wonderful day and a half of rain, the first rain of the season here. An excellent rain – enough for a good soaking of the garden, but not so heavy that I couldn’t bicycle where I needed to go. Though it has stopped raining, the air is still really full of moisture.

I took these shots on my cell phone… the collaged them together the way Federico does. They don’t quite do justice to the haunting diffuse grainy light.

Diane Meyer Photo Show – Featuring Lots of Eco-Villagers

Eco-Villager Melba Thorne at the Wilshire/Vermont Metro Red Line Station. All photos: Diane Meyer

Eco-Villager Melba Thorn at the Wilshire/Vermont Metro Red Line Station. All photos: Diane Meyer

Diane Meyer’s photography show Without a Car in the World: 100 Car-less Angelinos Tell Stories of Living in Los Angeles runs October 17th through December 11th. It’s at the 18th Street Art Center, which is located at 1639 18th Street, in Santa Monica. The opening reception is this Saturday October 17th from 7pm to 10pm.

Diane Meyer photographed 100 L.A. people none of whom own a car. These include various LAEV residents: Esfandiar, Lois, Melba, Ron, and me. Melba is featured prominently on the invitation above. There’s a longer write-up on the show at L.A. StreetsBlog here. Come down to the opening this Saturday night.

Lois Arkin in the LAEV bike room. The door to the right of her is the kitchen where the Bicycle Kitchen got its start.

Lois Arkin in the LAEV bike room. The door to the right of her is the kitchen where the Bicycle Kitchen got its start.

Ron Milam in the LAEV courtyard

Ron Milam in the LAEV courtyard

Esfandiar Abbasi in front of the LAEV chicken coop.

Esfandiar Abbasi in front of the LAEV chicken coop.