Not a great photograph.. but what would California living be without some

citrus for the taking in the yard? Here's one of a couple of lemon trees on my

patio plantation. There are also a couple of abundant orange trees in boxes,

kiwi, passion fruit, grapes, and of course avocados and tomatoes spread

among the flowers. Increasingly though, plants are

getting thinned out in lieu of my vision of a palm forest with orchids.