Here's my grandparent's Southern California back yard on Christmas Day. It was in the mid-sixties even though it was late December (it is SoCal, after all), so James and I futzed around outside, exploring, and eventually ended up playing a pretty intense game of underhand catch with an unripe avocado. Then we went back inside and watched more Adventure Time. PS-James is a pretty good blog model, don'tcha think?
Citrus! Here, lemons. Elsewhere, Valencia oranges, which aren't great for eating out of hand, but make killer juice.
Hey there little buddy.
Pretty serious about avocados.
Here they grow on trees for free rather than costing big bucks in supermarkets, a la NYC!
Enveloped by avocados.
I wouldn't be Laura without a plant hat.
Beautifully overgrown. I love how many things fruit and bloom during a California winter.
And here I am in the same backyard in 1989 at age 1.5, smelling lantana.