Wanna go for a walk with me? You should know: I'm no power walker. Especially up hills. I'll have to stop and catch my breath. A lot. You'll get impatient. Bring your camera, it'll give you something to do.
Let's head down the hill and turn left on the busy street. Look at all the other people out walking! Look at those people standing at the bus stop arguing! Look at that woman herding all her kids down the sidewalk! Look at that woman in the red sunglasses and neon shoes! Oh, that's me…
Did you know there was going to be this much to SEE? This many things blooming? This much sunshine? Little plastic horses?
Quick LOOK UP! It's a large flock of red-headed parrots swooping over our heads! Let's cross the street and watch them in that tree over there. Wow. They're so big. And cute. And loud. It's parrot paradise. I bet you didn't know that parts of LA are home to flocks of wild parrots. You can read about them HERE.
Don't stand DIRECTLY under the tree! Told you.
Are you getting lots of ideas for your garden?
Okay, time to go left again and head up into some hills. The views will be worth it. I might need a push.
I'm just gonna sit on this little wall and catch my breath for a minute. Or two. You go on ahead. I'll catch up.
I always wanted a pink camelia tree in my front yard. You too?
Time to climb back up the hill towards home. Whew. I'm totally exhausted, but also feeling a bit euphoric. There's a combination of rainbows, kittens, and strawberry sundaes blooming in my heart. Let's make some peace signs and go stand on the corner!
Okay. maybe next time.