Even after all these years living beyond the borders of my beloved home state (I dare not tally 'em up, they might revoke my CA citizenship), homesickness can still strike me down at any moment.
A firey sunset over waves, a bounty of beautiful artichokes or . . .
my ol' CA pal's garden bursting with orange poppies, the California state bloom.
I spotted her snap in my Facebook newsfeed and was soon checking airfares.
You can take the girl out of CA and transplant her in Yankee-land, but she'll always be "California girl".
Photograph by Susan C. Weber