|looking out my front window|
In 2013 we had snow here at my new house. What a treat to wake up, throw open the curtains and behold, a beautiful winter scene right out my window.
|looking across the street|
|My sweet Daisey Mae - her first snow|
At times I really envy you all. You all have a comradery with the rest of the country that we Californian's can't share in. As a child, my Grandma would write and share the first snow and how cold it was; my cousins would write and speak of snow days...How boring life was in California during the winter. At most, we had torrential rains and mudslides when it wasn't sunny and mild.
I remember one of my aunts, came out to visit in January and she couldn't get over how nice it was and she even took pictures of our blooming camellias.
Where I live now; further north from San Francisco and surrounded by 3 major national forests, we are surrounded by snow-capped mountains. While it may not snow here; we can always look up to the Great Lady of the North (Mt Shasta) and notice a new covering of snow daily. That connects me to all of you in a small way.
|Beautiful Mt Shasta in the distance of our town|
This Sat and Sunday, we are getting colder. Snow levels down to 1000 feet. I hope they are wrong and we actually get some snow on the valley floor. If we do, we all know it won't last as long for us, as it does for you all, but we will LOVE it. The children, the dogs - everyone gets out in it and has a blast!
|earlier this week, I planted primroses.|
Earlier this week, I gardened a little while the rest of you were bundled up. Just another boring California winter.