I'm in California now. I never ceased to be surprised by the contrast in landscape between the LA area and the northeast where I'm from. The hills here are brown - they have been for some months now. At home we live in lush green much of the year. Beauty on both coasts in different color-ways.
We passed the canyons to the west as we traveled up from LAX. And beyond those brown canyons is the sea - colors for another day.