Ben's dad gave us a surprise gift: a family membership to the South Coast Botanic Gardens. We took our first of many visits yesterday. It's a playground for an aspiring photographer. (If only I could really learn how to use the digital SLR and break out of automatic mode.)
The rest of the best are on my Flickr account - accessible via sidebar.
(And I really will start writing again soon. Promise.)
p.s. Life is good.