Winter in SoCal

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It’s January 8th and in Southern California, we’re dealing with the doldrums that come with winter. I walked around the yard with my camera. The leaves are completely off the deciduous trees. Note the leaden skies threatening rain.
The pool toys are sitting, unused on the pool furniture, forlorn in the 65 degree chill – and the absence of strong sunshine to cheer the soul. Yes there is a spa and a waterfall, but it’s still winter. The tropical plants are holding their own and I guess that’s something.
The unrelenting cold prevents the use of the fire ring. There are no chairs around it — no sign of life around the bird feeder that’s sitting on the rim.
However, in a corner of my back yard, roses still bloom. Though they are not a portent of spring, they rouse the soul in the depths of winter.
I dedicate this blog entry to my friend and blogger, WoFat, who doesn’t live in the concrete jungle.

12 thoughts on “Winter in SoCal

  1. You are doing this to tease our friends who suffer under inches and feet of snow. Tsk, tsk.

  2. Opus #6, I'm simply trying to survive winter – the same as our other blogging friends. WoFat needed some graphic reassurances that I wouldn't be snowed in and forced to cut off my foot or something, roast it and eat it to stay alive.

  3. Yesterday it plummeted to 68 degrees here in Arizona. Time to break out the winter long-sleeved shirt.

  4. Et tu, Brute? My Journey has pictures of her walking around with a nice skirt, a nice blouse, some nice boots…

    I guess I have to add you as well to my link dump today as to why I hate New England.

  5. I thought this was aimed at the CONSERVATIVE CHAT GROUP at Facebook from yesterday you son of a bitch … LOL. With love from the Western Tundra.

  6. That's it ODIE, give him shit! LMAO

    LL this is cruel, evil and malicious to post something like this. And who mentioned pulling out the winter wear for this? I would be swimming in that pool, breaking out the firewood and roasting marshmallows.

    Beautiful photos of a magnificent home and yard, far from winter though where I live. I'd much rather be cutting grass than all of this back breaking shoveling!

  7. Prying1 – An electric blanket for trees! That's genius — call Al Gore. He might convince Obama to buy one for every tree in America during the upcoming fight to reverse global cooling!!

    Woodsterman – It's aimed at you too.

  8. still looks like a paradise! oh my goodness.
    your backyard and pool look amazing, don't go down to Mexico.

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