I have to confess that i didn't pour a huge amount of effort into today's picture. The temperature was in the upper 90s and there was an air pollution alert, so rather than die for my art running around in the sweltering heat looking for a suitable subject, i hopped on an air conditioned bus, took it to an air conditioned movie theater, and sat there all afternoon giving very little thought to my responsibilities to the blogosphere. Apparently there was a rainstorm while i was in the theater, but by the time it occurred to me to take a picture of a puddle, i'd passed all the good ones. Feel free to thank me for not posting the one puddle-picture i took -- a manhole cover with a small pool of rainwater in it; it was possibly the most boring picture i've ever taken. So anyway, as i was nearly home, i began to panic that i was going to have to post another picture of my cat in a silly hat. Fortunately, i came to my senses as i was walking past this apartment building (which i pass almost every day and never tire of looking at) and snapped this picture.