Retirees and younger families are bringing in their unique sense of tropical style.... I loved this particular house - such a happy riot of color
we found this stone "gator" protecting one garden
the street art is great fun - many of the houses have symbols painted on them; often "suns" around windows or starfish/fish/mermaids/ waves painted on side walls and fences.
Pea shrub is in bloom everywhere; camellias (the winter rose) is starting to show up, and bougenvilla is a startling bright fuchsia.