We've known each other since we were children.
We went through elementary school together...graduated 8th grade together...and we're still together.
We always see one another on our birthdays.
And on this day, we are celebrating (early) my 54th birthday. Goodness! It looks like they're holding me up.
We decided to do something economical. Forget the fancy restaurant. Let's have a picnic.
We are just outside the Los Angeles County Arboretum...and soon we will enter and explore.
We paused to look at this patio and watch the yellow blooms drift down.
We headed to the Baldwin Cottage and noticed how big these old trees have grown over the decades.
The cottage was constructed in 1885.
We stopped to admire the Wisteria draping near an old Adobe structure reminiscent of the days when this land was part of Rancho Santa Anita.
Oh the tiny and beautiful details of God's creation.
We had a very nice day.
Good friends are a treasure. Are you still in touch with any of your childhood friends?