Redlands, California (view out the window from my dad's house, orange groves across the street)

Beijing, China (view out the window from our apartment, just before I left)

Out the other side of the house in Redlands:

Life is not fair. (Although it is true that when I was a kid in the 1960s, inland southern California had smog problems just above as grave as in the middle picture above. We'll consider this grounds for hope.)