This past weekend I rented a car and drove up to Berkeley. Despite the terrifying, crowded freeway ride up there, I managed to fall in love with the town. I hit up a yard sale and bought a cute little teacup saucer. I also bought a million pieces of stationery at a plethora of cool independent shops and enjoyed some really delicious food (salted caramels, a macaron, and a ridiculously fresh asiago bagel.)
I had not expected Northen California's plant life to be quite so abundant. Perhaps this is why I keep noticing it. The sheer diversity of plant life is incredible; so many front yards are covered in gorgeous wildflowers and rosebushes, and many streets are lined with gnarled trees. In fact, all this greenery may be one of my favorite things about being here this summer!