My California

My California is made up of deserts and beaches, palms, jacarandas and Joshua trees. It is the feeling of freedom and openness as one stands against the dark blue sky on the rocks at Joshua Tree, of peace and contentment shared in the quiet shade of the towering palms of Andreas Canyon, of excitement and anticipation at the first view of the Pacific on the last turn of the road in Laguna Beach, of goodness and perfection in the sweet taste of Medjool dates from the silvery palms of Indio, of friendship and acceptance enjoyed by everyone on a day out in Balboa Park, and of beauty and magnificence in the late evening sunlight casting pinks and golds on the snow of the mountains above San Gabriel. California treasures are gifts just waiting to be accepted and appreciated. These places are honored in words and photos on the pages under the heading “My California”.