Backyard view at the Casita; photo taken Dec. 29, 2012
Palm trees in the backyard at the Casita. In my mind's eye, I had dreamed of a backyard with trees of a different kind. Not King Palms lined up along the fenceline. King Palms? Well, there you go; hard to imagine where the road may end. Temecula boasts freezing cold temperatures in the winter, not so much freezing, but definitely frosty. When the thermometer does dip to below freezing, the palm leave yellow and sometimes brown and wither, but the trees do not die. All of that aside, it's a lovely view from the backyard; skies that rival the heavenly skies of Hawai'i or New Mexico; different temperatures, different climates, but beautiful nonetheless.