A bright and sunny morning with a cheerful songbird is a glorious way to start a day. I even squeezed in a quick 1 1/2 mile walk before we began our drive to Torrance.
One of the benefits of steady rain is that dormant wildflower seeds are germinating. The forecast is another "super bloom," a spectacular display of wildflowers in California. J.J. and I have to schedule a return during the bloom at Anza-Borrego desert. The experience of viewing miles upon miles of brilliant color helps to revitalize our spirit.
As more people relocate seeking for less crowded cities, communities are being built. Progress and changes are a part of life and inevitable. However, whenever I see open fields and hills bulldozed to make new communities, I
have mixed feelings. Personally, I love to see better planning that would still preserve the beauty of natural surroundings.
Chinese New Year was February 5 and it was the start of the Year of the Pig. Today the event has become very commercialized and being celebrated globally. Entrances to the Pechanga Resort & Casino were all decked with red lanterns and golden colored pigs, the lucky colors for Chinese.