Friday, October 25, 2013

Southern California

Things are different in Southern California.  For instance, the ocean is to the west and it is a different ocean.   The sun comes out.  There are oranges, persimmon, lemons, guava and avocado.  Hummingbirds hover over the trees and swoop in to the feeders chasing out competitors.  In the Northeast the hummingbirds are long gone, along with the sun.  In fact, snow is forecast.

Just the same, the natives are saying it is cool here.  True, I have to wear a light sweater and the sun did not come out until the afternoon.  But shoot, it's almost NOVEMBER !

Thomas Hood, clearly did not live in Southern California


No sun - no moon!
No morn - no noon -
No dawn - no dusk - no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member -
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! -


  1. Enjoy your trip! I miss California. Northern California! Will you be making it to the fabric district? I haven't been down there in YEARS!!!

  2. That sounds wonderful! Have a fantastic time!!

  3. Hope you enjoyed your visit! I'm in Riverside County, East of Los Angeles. Almost always sunny here, we love the weather a bit inland. San Diego was notoriously gloomy in the mornings, and made my bones ache. Love your blog!