My favorite thing about this time of year is the pink jasmine that blooms all over Ventura. I like to bury my face in the bunches of blossoms and breathe in. It smells like being in love.
For as delicate as it looks, it's remarkably easy to cultivate here in Southern Cali. I might even call it a drought tolerant plant. At least, I hardly water our many bushes and it still grows and creeps and climbs like crazy.