Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Signs of winter on the West Coast

Erika posted photos of snow and ice -- winter in her new state of Virginia.

Here are some signs of winter in and around our house on the West Coast.
Snow flakes!  Sort of.  Erika and I used to cut them together every January.  This year,  I cut some for me and some for her and mailed them to her.  It was better when we cut them together.  Sigh.
Ugly grass.  Cute dog though, huh?
Closed-toed shoes.
Candle on the kitchen table at dinner time and red wine, not white or beer.
Flannel PJ bottoms for me; and an extra hairy coat for her. 
Reading in the sunny, warm living room.  (Cold Mountain Companion purchased when we were in Gettysburg.  Very interesting aid to better understanding the wonderful book Cold Mountain.)
Fog -- just in the lake valley where I walk with my friends on Saturday morning. 
Beautiful sunrises like this one...
and this one, and
and this one yesterday morning.  It rained most of the day!  We need it so badly.
Very southern, Southern California doesn't have much of a winter, but it's there if you look for it!


C-Myste said...

You know, when we lived down in Fallbrook I wanted seasons.

After 30 years in Oregon (this month). . .

What were we thinking?

Though maybe it's just the "getting older and wanting our creature comforts" thing.

scotsmad said...

Paper snowflakes are the best....they don't melt and become muddy slush. Our winters are about the same.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Boo's Mom said...

C-Myste, maybe its a boredom thing -- after 50 years in San Diego, I desperately want something different and would welcome seasons like Erika is. Daisy and Co., I've heard so often about how similar our area is to yours Downunder. Many of the pretty trees and plants that grow so well here come from your country. What grows here naturally is pretty much unattractive.

Isabelle said...

I love these paper snowflakes, here Polish are very talented in the art of paper cutting and they make amazing pieces !

Boo's Mom said...

Isabelle, I am half Polish, from my mom's side. (One of my Aunts was named Isabelle.) Polish people are VERY talented in the art of paper cutting and, as you said, their work is amazing, NOTHING like my simple attempts. But, my crude cuttings are a nice link to my ancestors and the memory of fun times with my daughter.