I just passed my two-year California anniversary. I'm not quite sure where the time has gone but at the same time it feels like I've been here much longer. I miss the PNW all the time but all these palm trees are pretty darn sweet.
I found this monarch the other day on one of our walks. She seemed to be near the end of her days. She had a very slow flutter and seemed a bit confused. She was beautiful nonetheless and let me pick her up with a piece of bark and move her to a better area away from the traffic.