One of my favorite parts about leaving Las Vegas for northern California has been the changing of the seasons. When I got here in November, the leaves had changed colors, so the trees were covered in the deep reds and yellows of autumn. Then winter set in, albeit a mild one. Still, the starkness was noticeable, even in sunny Silicon Valley. Now it’s almost springtime, and the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. My dog walks around my neighborhood in the small town of Los Altos are still super-exciting, overcome with flowers of all colors. But even though the pinks, bright yellows and purples are absolutely gorgeous, my favorite California treat are these trees that are covered in white blooms.The petals are already falling off, forming a stunning carpet of flowers all over the grass. My dog plows through it, scattering petals everywhere. And he tugs so hard as he Indiana Jones-es his way through his walk that they few times I tried to take photos, I got nothing but a blurred mess. So today, I left my Jax at home and did a quick walk, sans pup. I posted four of those pics on my Instagram but saved this one for a Daydream. I just love how dense these trees are, almost blocking the California sun with their blooms! Sadly, as I said, these trees are already “shedding,” so their flowers must have a short shelf life.
As I was waiting for the train into San Francisco yesterday, it was 80 degrees out! I actually left half an hour early, just so I could read my book on a bench in the heat. Hot sun, plus flowers in every color of the rainbow? This is my kind of place!
I would love to learn what kind of trees these are, if any of my California friends can tell me!
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