I woke up early to gray skies and sound of rain on the roof. Ugh. I just want to ride my bike around in the warm, New Orleans sunshine! Sigh. I decided to just put on my raincoat and home for the best as I biked up to campus. It was so, so foggy, but I somehow avoided the rain and was happy to be on the bike. I took Freret Street home in unexpected sunshine. I stopped to snap this picture of the Du Mois studio at Freret and Upperline. It’s a new art studio in the newly hip Freret Street corridor. This neighborhood has designated a cultural district, which means artists can sell their work tax-free. The program seems like a great idea–for neighborhoods, for artists, for cultural life, and I hope the buzz about the new Freret Street keeps growing. But actually it’s a picture of that turquoise VW bug and those red steps and that blue sky and how pretty it is here on afternoons like this one.