The other thing I'm always amazed at in Fresno is that no matter what time of the year, most businesses, office complexes, even gas stations, are beautifully landscaped. That's something you don't see in the Midwest.
So I know you're thinking, "and your point is....?"
My point is that last year Mark and I finally got to go see the fall colors on the East Coast. Having never been further east than Chicago, I couldn't wait to see the fall colors. At least seeing fall colors is what we were anticipating as we went from New York City to Montreal. Here is what we actually saw:
Hey, wait, is this actually the slighest tinge of fall color??
So today I went for a walk around my neighborhood here in Fresno, and this is what I saw:
This is what I'm talking about. *sigh* Now if only the temperature would cooperate a little...