Nestled between two Victorian houses sits a garden with floral terraces, a small green bench, and an abundance of Angel Trumpet flowering plants. On lazy Sundays, I often come here with a cup of coffee and a good book in my bag. On my current reading list is Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being- a very enjoyable read albeit a bit dismal. It's safe to say that Spring has arrived in Northern California. 1960s paisley dresses and prints are making a return to my wardrobe, along with braided hair, collared shirts, and tiny bow neckties.