What we did do - swimming, eating, studio tours, theme parks and Hollywood Boulevard. And I took a lot of pictures. 1005 pictures to be exact. I'm having a heck of a time sorting through them and deciding which ones to share. I think this is one of the downsides of digital photography - it's just too easy to keep snapping away. Remember film? We were so limited to those 24 picture rolls we had to carry around. And the processing costs. Oi! Anyway, today I want to share some of my images with you, ones that remind me there are places in this world where winter means something entirely different than it does here.
For instance, it's January, but there are flowers.
Seeing these colourful beauties did my heart and soul a world of good. The white flower in the bottom middle position is a jade plant. I have never seen one flower before. Neither have I seen one outdoors. They are beautiful and huge throughout this part of California. Even the simple bearded iris in the top left was such a joy to see. Mine won't be blooming in my garden until June.
|Gorgeous jade plant in Universal City, CA|
Of course, the citrus trees keep on greening and growing. I took some time for myself one day and went on a long walk and explore. I wandered up a residential street and was so jealous of the gardens with lemon and lime and orange trees growing in them. It's like magic to someone living in Hardiness Zone 6.
|I would love to be able to pick oranges in my front yard.|
More to come! I think I'll bring you to Hollywood Boulevard next. Such an odd and fun spot!