When I moved here from Illinois I thought of living in southern California as a vacation on another planet, especially when it came to plant life. Sometimes I still do. Click on this picture to enlarge it. These are bean pods.
The brownish stream on the lower right of this photo is bean pods. The branches above the stream show where the pods came from.
What kind of tree drops bean pods in purple, orange, yellow and green? Surely something not from our solar system.
This photo was taken awfully close to JPL. Maybe I shouldn't be wandering around over there.