The climate here is a Mediterranean one, which means near-idyllic conditions. So when weather happens, it becomes a Big Deal. For the past few days a “huge” Arctic storm was destined to come down from Canada. Stop the presses! Cover your water pipes! It might get into the upper 20s! And IT MIGHT SNOW!!!! OMG, OMG, OMG! The forecasters were in a frenzy. And we were a little excited too, thinking Claire might have an introduction to a few flakes, and that if it really snowed, we could drive toward the Santa Cruz mountains for more.

On Friday, rain gusted through and the winds blew it sideways. It made an attempt at being the big bad wolf, but frankly I’ve seen worse. Later in the day, the clouds parted, the sun beamed, and the forecasters adjusted their expectations. It was to come overnight Saturday. Well, I woke up this morning and took a nice walk. And this is what I saw from the top of La Colina Park (a park near us). The series of photos you see are a 360 panorama. Then there will be some other photos. All of this I submit as evidence that the weather forecasters need to go back to school!

view from la colina park 1
view from la colina park 2
view from la colina park 3
view from la colina park 4
view from la colina park 5
view from la colina park 6
view from la colina park 7
blue sky
more blossoms
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2 Comments on “Pristine”

  1. Linda Says:

    Is it Spring already? It’s only February! Lucky you!

  2. Mom/Grandma Says:

    Sure is greening up and lovely blossoms …. we must wait another six weeks probably! Ditto lucky you;-)