I've always been drawn to nature, especially places where lots of wild trees grow. There's a special sort of quiet and peace I experience when I'm walking through the woods, climbing a hillside, or crossing a stream. Since rain was in the forecast (a rare occasion in southern California), I decided to talk a walk through Irvine Regional Park on a wonderfully overcast afternoon. I loved seeing all the different leaves and the diversity of plants in the park. I especially enjoyed walking past some of the horse stables where I got to see a couple of beauties. Seeing the horses gave me a sense of nostalgia as it reminded me of childhood memories and walks through my neighborhood.