I spent part of 2009 in the Central Valley of California. It was stunningly hot and dry. I had to work hard to find the beauty in the heat of that arid place but grew to love the sights and sounds of the agricultural center of that State. Spring was a particular delight, though short lived, she turns the normally brown hill sides into a patch work of floral color.
Now I live in Puget Sound and love the sounds and sights of this wonderful place: fog horns, the splatter of heavy winter rain, the scream of eagles hunting for their breakfast.
Life is amazing!