This is a picture of a plaza in Santa Cruz, the name of which escapes me right now. During the winter months, Santa Cruz is near perfect. Temperatures circle in the high 70's almost every day and there is always plenty of sunshine. In summer, however, Santa Cruz is a different story.
As a child, I recall the summer heat in Santa Cruz being almost unbearably tropical. Still, the weather is favorable to a variety of plants throughout the year...