Yesterday, hailed by Eva of The Boffin Society in the midst of a California summer evening, a group of us gathered to walk around Silver Lake. Our neighborhood resident guides were Emily + Gregory, who led us on a part-architectural, part-natural and part-historical tour. We inhaled Neutra architecture, trekked up and down little-known cement staircases, iPhone captured the gift of a fiery magenta sunset, kicked up dirt that used to be a Red Car Trolley route, and nibbled on wild yeast-coated elderberries and pink peppercorns. Additional pictures here.
It was much more than I expected. Our group was buzzing and laughing and considerate and open and sweet. Holden, Cameron and I tumbled home, thoroughly exhausted and spirits glowing with possibilities: more neighborhoods and subjects to explore in depth, new friendships to nurture and grow. Thank you to Eva, Emily and Gregory, and to all those who ambled with us!