Summers in Southern California can be extremely hot. The heat likes it here so much, it lingers throughout the year. Right now, as I’m writing this post, it’s the beginning of April, and my backyard thermometer reads 83 degrees. In the shade.
While the temperature is pleasant enough at the beach, venture a few blocks away from the ocean, or better yet into the valleys and desert, and it’s HOT.
The heat sucks all energy out of the creative spirit, making regular outdoor moments anything but desirable, bogging down inspiration. Yet, Angelenos and heat must coexist for a large part of the year, so when the sun dips below a certain point, and the breeze picks up just a tad, we hit the trail (or the paseos reserved and built for walking and biking through town) for inspiration.
There is nothing like the outdoors for finding the best everyday moments — watching kids play, admiring the neighbor’s new garden, color, and best of all, shade.
What are your favorite outdoor moments?
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