Tree Debris Calms Me

When the wind blows, palm fronds fall. But I was surprised to see so many along the yellow center line, when walking up Maryland towards Monroe, today. The Featured Image is illustrative, for which Leica Q2‘s 28mm lens offers excellent field of view. I cropped out a car to the left; focal point falls on the leading fronds to the right. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/8, ISO 100, 1/200 sec, 28mm; 12:18 p.m. PST.

Minutes earlier, a man and woman led two small dogs, while a large, feisty feline followed behind through the properties’ yards. I started to approach them to ask about taking a portrait of the animal for my “Cats of University Heights” series and to get its name. Then the male blew out a huge, opaque cloud of vape smoke. Disgusted, I let them continue uninterrupted. Coming upon the tree debris calmed me.