Southern California in bloom!
A spell of spring weather, in between wintry winds and El Nino rain, brought us out to swing on on the patio, watching the sunset fade, the stars come out, and planes from LAX blinking their way perhaps to Houston.
We’re on the road again when we pass a pull-off with an informational sign … The young couple already there hail from Indiana, appear to be graduate students or young professionals whose parents are visiting from Taiwan.
Aunt Theresa took Ruthie to Boron—home of the largest open pit mine in California, maybe the largest borate mine in the world. Borax was first found in Death Valley and hauled to the railway at Mojave by 20-mule teams.
I wanted a Joshua tree in our yard. However, Joshua trees are protected; it’s illegal to dig them up or cut them down. You can’t buy one in the Home Depot garden shop.
There was always that day when the season changed, when we could say, “This is the first day of fall” or spring. It didn’t have much to do with the calender.