Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Taking The Shortcut
This old tugboat is high and dry in a front yard in the narrow valley along the shortcut that goes to my parents' house.
Along the same route are dozens of greenhouses. Our town was considered the Flower Capitol of the World during the 1950s and 1960s, but that all changed when an eight lane freeway cut through town and agriculture gave way to construction. Where carnations, roses and snapdragons once grew, housing tracts have sprung up. A few flower farmers have hung on. This particular grower has a bountiful crop of gerberas, also known as Transvaal daisies, coming soon to a grocery store near you.