It's amazing how a scrubby vacant lot can transform into a thing of beauty thanks to the random scattering of seeds and some good winter rains. The hillside below our house has exploded with blue lupines in the last couple of weeks. As I drive by this lot full of wildflowers every morning, I'm reminded of how great Springtime can be in Los Angeles.
I also really hope the developer who bought these lots a couple of years ago never manages to get the money and permits to build his planned six identical stucco boxes of hideousness on the hillside. If the current recession has had one upside, it's been to stop guys like that from ruining views like this.