But All I See Are Rocks

Do I really need to explain why the Featured Image makes me chuckle and ask: What the Frak? I recall when lovely, lush greenery and grass, along with trees, shrubs, cactus, and other desert plants filled this yard. If you follow my “Cats of University Heights” series, you might remember, too. Before the house sold last year and was renovated, a married couple lived there with three young cats: LilyTiger, Persepolis, and Sebastian. Click through and you’ll see, two years ago, LilyTiger sitting on the same steps, flanked by jungle, nearby where is the sign someone placed in 2020.

Like so many recent renos in the neighborhood, stark sterility is the design ethic—where once was charm and character. Two days ago, I used iPhone XS to capture the photo. Vitals: f/1.8, ISO 25, 1/3185 sec, 26mm (film equivalent); 10:32 a.m. PDT.