California always amazes me. The variety of plants, trees, fruits, veggies and people are fun to observe. I walked to Zoe's school and found such bright colors growing in front yards; I dashed home and grabbed my camera. The textures of the palm trees never bore me. I lived in So. CA for 23 years and never lost the "WOW" factor each time I looked at palm or citrus trees. Every time I see them I feel that rush that I felt the first time I saw palms and citrus trees growing in back yards. . . (1969). What an incredible world we live in.