Green is not a color you see very often in L.A. You can go to the coast or look up to see the palm trees but it is not a frequent occurrence on my commute. St. Stephen’s has a wonderful community garden that satisfies my longing for that natural hue.


I was lucky enough to spend time at Camp Stevens in Julian, California last week. It was a nice contrast from the big city and is more like my first home, Idaho. I found myself missing the noise after a while. Yes, there was the wind, birds and other wildlife causing a ruckus but it was silent compared to the cars, helicopters, and bustle of the neighborhood. green