We went to Maryland last weekend for Lisa & Mike's wedding. Lisa & I went to UVa together and I hadn't seen her for several years so it was great to be able to be there for her wedding. The wedding was Saturday and on Sunday, there was a picnic at Seneca Creek State Park, where the above picture was taken.
If you live in San Diego, or a similar, rather deserty environment, May is the perfect time to go east and/or north. Everything has that fresh, fresh green of new spring. Rolling hills and forests of bright green are the most amazing thing you've ever seen.
Everyone always says things along the lines of "oh how lucky you live in San Diego, the weather is always PERFECT there!" And yes, it pretty much is, and when it's nice, its still nothing to complain about, but it's also no tropical paradise. It's not like Miami, where the humidity is stifling but leads to lush green all year...It's dry and there are lots of desert plants. Trees and ground covering are overwhelmingly grey-green and never have I seen a rolling hill of bright green, even in the rainy season.
Don't get me wrong, we just had an amazing wildflower season, and now the Jacaranda's are just starting to bloom...there is lots of beautiful and amazing vegetation here. But there is nothing like driving through rolling green hills, along roads overhung with huge green trees, and walking through a deciduous forest in the Spring surrounded by new green growth.