In southern California, you can’t avoid stucco. But there is good stucco and bad stucco. Bad stucco is the texture coating that was unfortunately popular in the 1970s, and which ruined countless classic craftsman homes. But for good stucco, look no further than Curve Line Space, an art gallery and frame shop on Colorado. The storefront has just the right amount of texture, and the color is a pleasant urban earthiness. I could not resist adding a filter to the photo to enhance the texture even further.
Highland Park Animal Hospital is just over the hill and one zip code away from my Eagle Rock home, and while it is not the only veterinary clinic our cats visit, all three of them have been here at one point or another. It’s where my Somali Sparkle got microchipped.
The vet that I saw the most frequently was Dr. Kate Creighton. Coincidentally, I was just looking at the Fixnation website (Fixnation does free and low cost spay and neutering for feral colonies and low income families) and discovered that she is the nonprofit organization’s Chief Medical Officer. So I thought this would be a good opportunity to mention that today is Free Feral Cat Spay Day, begun in 2010 by Alley Cat Rescue to encourage vets across the nation to provide free spay and neuter surgery to homeless cats. TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) has proven to be an effective method of controlling feral populations. The reasons why are beyond the scope of discussion on a photo blog, but maybe one of these days Sparkle will offer details on her blog!
Last weekend, when I was at Cactus Gallery, photographing their doll exhibit, I noticed their annex, which drew me in with a variety of exotic scents. The room was full of incense, musical instruments and these scented oils, lit from below. I couldn’t resist taking a picture — don’t you love how these bottles reflect the light?