We don't see falling leaves here much California. In fact, it is rather rare. After all, we are the state known for tall and fancy Palms (which we unfortunately have in front of our own home). So, when leaves are spotted and there are thousands of them, we must stop and play.
With 80 degree weather during the winter, and sunny skies pretty much year round, one thing a true Californian never experiences is the mystical change of seasons. Therefore, it is important to have my girls value the small changes we do have, and embrace the beauty of the place we call home!