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by Lisa Colver, 9-7-2001

What once was fields of orange trees
Is now dozens of cities.
Along the Pacific, with boats in the bay
North of San Diego and south of L.A.
Winter's Santa Ana winds blow
Orange County is my home.

Only here can you find the Orange County Fair
Or a circle shaped building called "Triangle Square".
Filling this county with fun and charm, you find
Disneyland, California Adventure, and Knott's Berry Farm.
Tourists come here through John Wayne Airport
To enjoy the theme parks or perhaps to see sports.
Entertaining people of all ages- big and small,
Mighty Ducks play hockey and Angels play baseball.
For shopping there's always the Block at Orange,
South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Main Place, or Mall of Orange.

So many cities call Orange County home-
Anaheim, Orange, Tustin, and Garden Grove,
Santa Ana, Fullerton, Irvine, Costa Mesa,
Yorba Linda, Newport Beach, Cypress, and Brea,
Westminster, Placentia, San Juan Capistrano,
San Clemente, Buena Park, and Mission Viejo.
So many cities, one cannot name them all
Some are coastal, some are inland, some are big, some are small
Some are 714, some are 949
Some have streets lined with palm trees, and others with pines.

Driving my Honda along the 55
Through the stop-and-go traffic in the evening at 5
Or through the old traffic circle along Chapman Avenue
I look at the buildings, the old and the new,
The cars, the birds, the people walking around,
The palm trees, the houses, the sights, and the sounds.
Seeing all this, I'm never alone
Living here in Orange County, my county, my home.