June 03, 2003

spring in LA





When we moved here, I thought California was without seasons. But February came and the streets were drenched with a heavy scent. It smelled like someone had spent the evenings careening around the city tossing glass bottles of cheap perfume out the car window. That was night blooming jasmine.

And then came April and the trees turned purple. Entire streets in Beverly Hills lined with them, but everywhere you see these stately trees with their ferny leaves and their vivid lavender petals. It was a revelation. Everyone knows about the cherry blossoms in Washington DC. Who ever heard of the jacaranda in Los Angeles?


Oh!! Blue sky! Blue sky!! I don't remember the last time I saw that here in Ohio... ;o)

Posted by: Stephanie at June 4, 2003 05:57 AM

Yes, it's still February here in NJ. Sad thing is, it's June! I ditto that covet of your sky.

Posted by: Amanda Page at June 4, 2003 06:21 PM

You'll hate me for this, guys, but I miss real weather. Blue sky, schmoo sky. Fifteen years of blue skies, few clouds. It gets old. I want thunderstorms and the way the pavement glows after a good rain. I want snow and even slush. Well, maybe not slush. But still. Unpredictable, changeable weather.

Watch, I'll eat my words if we ever do move back east.

Posted by: Tamar at June 4, 2003 09:50 PM

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