I am from the San Joaquin Valley in California, from the oil and agriculture belt of the southern valley. There is water that is piped in from the Kern River that feeds fields of cotton, grapes, orange trees and almond trees. But most of the surrounding area is dry. My dad worked for a company that supported the oil industry, so although the oil wells are ugly, they were responsible for our support during my upbringing. The country side is not the most beautiful, and not many landscape plants like this area.
|View from Panorama Drive Bluff Park|
Along many of the freeways, you will see Oleander shrubs that also thrive in the climate. They usually display in white, pink or magenta flowers.
|dry dead blossoms cover the soil below the shrub|
I haven't lived in my hometown for over 25 years!
It was a nice visit! How long since you have been home?