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No, this isn't Seattle :-). Here's a little travel postcard for you from Southern California where I'm on holiday with family. My daughter and I got to spend a rare couple of hours shopping together and I thought you might like to see this dramatic pedestrian bridge which curves high above street level at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. This is the Bridge of Gardens and, as the name indicates, there is an abundance of vegetation growing along the long and graceful expanse. This bright bouganvilla along the exterior is the same color as the one my mom trained to grow over the arbor leading to my childhood home's front door, and the green box hedge growing just inside the railings (can you see it?) is the same as the hedge mom planted around the perimeter of the front yard. Fun to see them translated for use in this space. I am wishing all the moms out there a very happy Mother's Day today, and to everyone lots of lovely recollections of happy times spent with your moms. To see all the participants in Louis la Vache's Sunday Bridge Series, click here.