Finding special surprises along the way

On the Trail

TREE GLEE—Magnolia with blooms like “upside-down hand bells.”It’s often said that it’s the little things in life that matter, and living in the age of a big pandemic, it’s a comfort to appreciate those things.
I discovered this while visiting my old neighborhood, Westlake Hills in the Westlake portion of Thousand Oaks.
What could be more fun than spotting an elephant sitting in a front yard in my first few paces down Black Hills Court?
It was a very lifelike sculpture of a baby pachyderm, its tr...

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