They actually do have maples here, with leaves that change colour and fall off (eventually). These are on Carmelita Ave. in Beverly Hills. The lighting isn't great as I went for my bike ride way too late in the day yesterday, the sun was already going down. In the photo above you can see palm trees in the distance, I get a kick out of seeing red maples and palms together.
I used to travel between my job in Nunavut and my two homes in Ottawa and Los Angeles, but am now a year-round resident of the paradise that is Ottawa. I'm not renaming the blog, though. People obsessed with factual accuracy will just have to cope.