Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 153: City of Trees

Sacramento is classified as a City of Trees by the Arbor Day Foundation.  Sacto and Burbank have the distinction of being the oldest such cities in California, both earning this designation 37 years ago.  This aerial view shows the tree canopy in the fall, with a lovely diversity of colour that I didn't think would exist in Northern California:

The Sacramento Tree Foundation works to keep our trees healthy and well and offers lot of opportunities for residents to get involved and also to access free tree seedlings for planting.

I definitely miss the trees when we visit areas that don't have the same amount of vegetation, such as the residential beach area where my Mom lives in Marshfield, MA.  Other parts of this town (my hometown) have lots and lots of trees, but the coastline doesn't support much of this type of growth, and I really miss the shade!


Post a Comment

<< Home