California is often referred to as the Golden State. Depending upon who you ask, the term may be referring to the discovery of gold in 1848, the generally sunny weather, or the golden grass that blankets the state through most of the summer.
When we think of fall colors, we generally think of the bright reds and yellows of New England. But here in California, another fall color is the bright green of newborn grass. After the first rains, our fields suddenly come alive and everywhere you look fresh grass is sprouting up, transforming the golden blanket to vivid green. It’s a wonderful time of year to be a bike commuter.