It is early March in this view above-ground at Universal
City. A very bright and direct sun creates some unwanted patterns on the image. The
sky is an intense blue, with some few wispy clouds and jet contrails
When the weather is good, there is no time of year prettier in the Southland than these
pre-springtime weeks. Where nature has been given a
chance, everything seems green and blossoming and blooming. The light is
vibrant, and the scents are intense.
This observer, a Northerner by heritage who loves his seasons, lived in Los Angeles
County for about eight years, mostly in the 1970s. These were his favorite weeks
of the year, by far. It was an era when
freeways were still being expanded along various vectors; and when the
thought if expressed about a subway line someday connecting Universal City
with downtown L.A. would have been pretty much beyond serious
consideration by most.
It is good. It is very, very good.