What an unexpectedly appropriate Featured Image. Being the first day of the year’s last month, I am thinking about time and how to meaningfully fill the 31—okay, now thirty—days that remain. Expect my report in early 2022.

My wife and I passed by the wall clock along the alley separating Louisiana and Texas streets behind the liquor store and its parking lot located on Meade Ave. I often see Princess Leia in the vicinity, but not today. She joined my “Cats of University Heights” series in June 2018.

This month marks my two-year anniversary with Leica Q2, from which this photo comes. Vitals, aperture manually set: f/5.6, ISO 100, 1/125 sec, 28mm; 11:02 a.m. PST. I might finally finish and post my review of the camera.