Yesterday when we drove home at night an icy wind dipped temps to 38 degr. F.
That may not be news in a Northern state at this time of year, but mind you,
this is along the coast in Southern California.
where flowers bloom throughout the year
big fountain at the Huntington
Never thought much about how spoiled we are, but now the decades keep adding onto my life
I feel for hubby who would have to work with that icy wind blowing
while working 18 feet high on a ladder for a roof he’s working on.
Yeah, people in California DO work too, lol.
But what you see when you VISIT you see Disneyland, Sea World, Huntington Library Gardens
– by the way – the last is worth every penny of it.
Cactus flowers in Huntington Library Gardens
Modified for Mandarin Orange
We have good (not always warm) weather most of the time and it’s
important to me. Even though when my sister in law’s commented to my brother
– who both live in the Netherlands -,
“I know now why they ( my family) never go on vacation. It’s vacation every day here,”
made me laugh, because that would be far from the truth.
hubby built this easel from scratch (am very proud of him!), so I could have 8 foot
paintings on it. You can’t see the top of this easel here
It’s an interesting question what “work” is and what “vacation” is.
I see my painting as work, and definitely not as play
even though my job in psychology pays much better than my paintings.
Am just fortunate I’m able to spend time to do both.
May seem some very random thoughts, but this paragraph has to do with
“where I live” mentally and emotionally.
Back to California:
Thank the heavens that the sun came out and the icy wind is gone
when I woke up this morning. It warmed up to 65-68 degr. today
For this life I put up with the freeways and noise of traffic,
which would be a torture for some of you reading this.
Life is a mixed bag, eh?
But like for all of you – it’s where I live!
A Thank you to All the hosts!
Blo-Ma * Nature Notes *
ABC– V * Water World * Outdoor Wednesday *
Favorite Things * Alphabe – D * Share the Joy * Up Down View *
Floral Friday Foto * Sky Watch * Todays Flowers *
Weekend Reflection * Pink Saturday * Maleviks Garden *
Sunday in my City *
Blue Monday * Mandarin Orange * Travel Photo *