Saturday, June 26, 2010

365 Photo Project - Day 177

Taken: June 26, 2010, approx. 7 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles, Ca.

One advantage to living in LA is that stuff grows there. Desert aside, a lot of my friends have maintained gardens for years and they grow all sorts of edibles. You'd be surprised. My friend Susie is like most people who find tiny slices of earth to grow a whole array of vegetables, even tomatoes and, as this image shows, artichokes. It's crazy to walk between apartment buildings in the middle of the city, by brown grass lawns and acres of hot pavement and see lovely green growing things. The city's little hidden Edens.

There's something life affirming about growing stuff on patches of dirt that are no larger than a bathtub in a traffic-dominated urban environment. There's something LA about it too.

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