Until I started learning to identify trees two years ago, I walked by them, practically without seeing them. I'm so grateful to @slowplants book A Californian's Guide To The Trees Among Us for helping cure my tree blindness. Even though I hardly can identify All the trees in our incredibly diverse urban forest, at least I can marvel with wonder when I see something new and enjoy with new eyes what I can identify. If you live in Southern California, I highly recommend it! ****
Chinese Flame Trees (Koelreuteria bipinnata) on Santa Monica Blvd.
I love the fall because I get to meet so many lovely families and create memories with them. Sessions are not only a time to take photos but also are an opportunity to take a moment from the busyness of life to enjoy quality family time with big hugs and fun times exploring a beautiful outdoor location.