Cotton-candy pink is a sweet color at this time of year

On the Trail

The flowers are just huge, solids and bi-colors in peppermint striping or deep red or flamboyant shades of pink

There’s a gangly flowering tree having a spectacular year on the side of a house at the end of Abbington Court in Westlake Village’s First Neighborhood.

It’s a western redbud, a popular tree native to California that usually produces pea-like magenta flowers before re-foliating with bronzy green, shiny, heart-shaped leaves.

This particular specimen is an anomaly in several way...

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