It is 7:41 a.m, 54° and headed to 67°. Details for today and the next ten days are here.

Today’s block: Minna to Natoma, 15th to 14th Streets.  I got up too early, setting out at just after 6 a.m. because I wanted to walk the 12 blocks down to 16th Street and hunt around for a block in the northern reaches of the Mission.

I kept thinking it would get lighter, but even when I took my last photo at a little before 7 a.m., it was still kind of dark outside. Lesson: You can get started at 7 and still catch the Mission Waking up – at least until Day Light’s Savings time ends.

My block found me because when I saw the sign for Minna, it reminded me that it is a street I more associate with downtown and galleries, and here it is, ending in the Mission.

I haven’t been out in awhile because others are signing up, which is lovely because it is a special experience.  I wish I could translate exactly why in a way that inspired you to do it as well because it is an experience once had, you want to share.   There is this sense of discovery and surprise; memories and ideas flood the mind in pleasurable ways.

Details on how to access such pleasure are here. You can see all of the photo essays here.