For this week’s photo challenge Jen asks us to share an image that embodies the weather where we live. She quotes John Keats, who said: “Four Seasons fill the measure of the year. There are four seasons in the mind of man…” Well, Keats obviously never lived in Los Angeles!
Los Angeles’ Mediterranean climate is characterized by seasonal changes in rainfall—with a dry summer and a winter rainy season—and relatively modest transitions in temperature. Spring and autumn practically don’t exist here. For a photographer, this can be a bit exasperating, as the landscape barely changes year-round. Even our beautiful Santa Monica sunsets are pretty much the same, with the sun descending right in the middle of the Pacific in the winter months, behind the mountains in the summer months, and somewhere in between in the other months. With that, here’s my interpretation of Seasons!
Art often imitates life. But sometimes Life Imitates Art. That’s what this week’s photo challenge invites us to do.
“What is Life if, full of care, we have no Time to sit and stare?” (W.H. Davies)
Photo of sundial, taken at the Santa Barbara Mission, Santa Barbara, California.
This original vehicle is a fixture on the Board Walk in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. I haven’t figured out who owns it and what’s the deal with it, but I had to shoot a couple of pictures. I think they are good candidates for Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.
Somewhere in Tuscany
See other entries for Cee’s Black & White Challenge.
!?? That is Odd…