I have to confess I am pretty lucky. Waking up next to this exotic fluffball has proven to be quite the mood lifter. This morning I opened my eyes to spy Georgie sprawled out like this. I haven't been sleeping too well lately, so at 7 a.m. I decided to walk around the Echo Park lake. The Lotus Festival is going on this weekend. Crazy to think this is the 9th one for me since I've lived around here. Sadly the Lotus Flowers have not sprouted the past few years. This lake features paddle boats, a magnificent fountain, bridge, and has been seen in countless movies.