I found this picture of veggies on the Sunset Magazine site, via numerous blogs. Interesting colors.And while looking up Santa Barbara maps, to figure out where my friend lives and where the current wildfires are, I decided to 'go up the coast'. I saw some old beach faves of my childhood, and then went to find my tree.
This Monterrey Pine was planted by my dad in the early 1950's out front of our house in Berkeley [California]. This tree was the greatest climbing tree ever! I couldn't get the whole tree in one screen shot. I am glad it's still there!