Beautiful Ojai

Here are a couple photos from a relaxing weekend in Ojai, California (click the images to enlarge). My wife, sister and I hiked the Howard Creek Trail in Rose Valley. After recent torrential rains, the hills were green and new streams were rushing in the valleys. It was a much needed break from urban life.
More than this, Ojai has always been a special place to me, and seeing it so lush and alive reminded me of our wedding last spring. So many perfect little touches, little surprises, like the Wisteria coming into bloom, seemed to indicate the work of a greater providence.