- It's harder to get up at 6:30am because it's dark until just before 7:00am.
- The morning sun on the eucalyptus trees that line my street is shifting, and has almost disappeared altogether.
- A woman walks her tri-colored mutt to Otis Johnson park at 8:30 each morning.
- A plump elderly woman and her marmalade cat and scruffy dog stroll past the school at noon every day.
- The sun is now setting almost before I can make it home to enjoy the day's last rays.
- The moon has been absent from the early night sky for the past few days, which allows me to smell the fragrant trumpet flower as I grope my way to my front door.
- The Milky Way is slowly moving closer to the horizon.
- The ocean has been exceptionally pacific the last couple days.
These are things I notice because detail comes to light when life is boiled down to a series of repetitive actions. I'm also starting to notice the absence of certain things, like the voice of the mockingbird or the cactus wren, which I heard plenty in LA.