so i'm back from orange county after hanging out there for the last 2 weeks. the place i spent my adolescence is, for the most part its the same. though every time i go back a new housing development and strip mall has risen up from where oranges, avocados or strawberries once grew. such is the oc way - but you can't beat those beaches or sunsets. all the smoke from the wildfires made for an especially impressive color intensity:
i owe thanks to my sister kelsey for snapping these photos for me!