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Saturday, February 09, 2013

A few of my friends have mentioned to me that they are surprised we get snow. This makes me giggle. Where I live, is not like back East, or Canada, nor will I pretend that we have it that bad. However, Calif. has some of the highest mountains in the country. Here is an example.

Mount Whitney 14,505 ft

Mount Williamson 14,379 ft

White Mountain Peak

North Palisade
Mount Shasta

Mount Humphreys

Mount Keith

Mount Darwin

Mount Kaweah

Mount Morgan]

Mount Gabb

Mount Tom

Mount Dubois

Mount Pinchot

Red Slate Mountain

Mount Ritter

Mount Lyell

Mount Dana

Mount Conness

Needham Mountain

Twin Peaks

Olancha Peak

Mount Patterson

San Gorgonio Mountain

Waucoba Mountain

Glass Mountain

Keynot Peak

Telescope Peak

Mammoth Mountain

Freel Peak

San Jacinto Peak

Lassen Peak

Mount San Antonio

Eagle Peak

Mount Eddy

Thompson Peak

Tin Mountain

Mount Pinos

Maturango Peak

Toro Peak

Most people perceive Calif. with Palm Trees, the Ocean, blue skies. Yes, we have all of that, but it depends on where you live. The area near San Diego, is warmer then where I live. Los Angeles which is about 67 miles south of us, is warmer then we are in the winter, but not in the summer. The Mountains get snow every year throughout Calif., and we have a lot of ski resorts. Note: I did learn to ski in my late 20's, wasn't my cup of tea. I do appreciate those that enjoy the sport though. Any who, I thought I would give a bit of a geography lesson for those who have never been to Calif. It is a beautiful state, with a variety of things to do. Hiking, Bicycle paths, sports, water sports, you name it, you can do it in Calif. Now a bit about me, and this isn't meant to be snotty.
I will not apologize for living in a state that has wonderful weather for the most part, nor will I apologize for getting cold at times. Like my friend Beachwalker said, it is all what you are used to. So I will keep taking pictures on the non rainy days, and enjoy my weather.
P.S. I do enjoy the rain, but the camera doesn't. emoticon

Last years picture in Feb. The hills right by our house. The snow had started to melt by the time I was out with the camera, but it was still pretty.

Open desert near us taken in 2008

2011, the house across the street from us

I can't forget Alice and Sarge. How they love the snow. In our backyard.

I will be out taking more snow pictures tomorrow. We didn't get that much, but the hills and mountains will be pretty. We should have blue skies mixed in.
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  • PSMITH3841
    Zoey loves the snow too! She was in her glory on Sat AM when she discovered snow had fallen during the night. It was only a few inches but it was more than enough for her. We dodged a bullet on Fri with the Nor'easter that hammered the New York and New England areas. I loved the snowtographs! My cousin lives in the San Francisco area and (a New York state transplant) and she has always marveled at the ability to be at the beach at 8 AM and then be on the ski slopes by 5 pm. I don't think there another state that can claim that, is there? emoticon emoticon
    1860 days ago
    Love those snow covered peaks! Dogs DO love playing in the snow, don't they?

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    1861 days ago
    Never apologise for God's blessings...he gives us each what we need...so thankfull
    1861 days ago
    I spent about 3 weeks in the San Francisco area back in 1989, I would love to go back one day, it was gorgeous. Thank you for telling us about all the mountains in California, now we cannot be surprised any more when you tell us about snow!!! I loved the picture of the open desert under the snow, so unusual and beautiful. Thank you.
    1861 days ago
  • JAMER123
    That is a lot of high peaks!! I knew of many but didn't know of HOW many!! Thanks for the geography lesson:):) We in MN. do know what a snow fall is but haven't seen much the past few yrs. Sounds like tonight through to Mon. it is going to be nasty but again, not as bad as the east coast. We do need the moisture.
    Now, being in the tip of TX. we are having a very warm winter with some record breaking high temps. One extreme to the other but both areas are in dire need of moisture.
    Beautiful pictures as well!!! Take care! emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Thank you!
    1862 days ago
    I have this to come on Monday. Doesn't it look nice in other peoples pictures.

    1862 days ago
    Jean from someone who lives in the land of ice and snow I think your photos are a God send they are my way to enjoy sunshine when we have nothing but ice and snow. Being military I know loads about geography and your state is beautiful and you should never apologize for living somewhere gorgeous.I am just delighted I have a talented friend (your photos are awesome) who shares her beautiful state with us ! Thank you !
    1862 days ago
    California's majesty! emoticon
    1862 days ago
    I had no idea California had that many mountains, except in Yosemite! Great lesson for all of us! I loved the photos of the snow scenes! Nothing quite as beautiful as mountains with snow on them! Thanks again for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
    I didn't realize that California got that much snow and I've only been there one time and would love to come visit again! I love your pictures and you do have some beautiful scenery. I live in Florida and we have good weather most of the time but we do have to put up with the humidity, which my skin loves but I don't!!!!

    Love the pictures!
    1862 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Yes, it is a real icy mess out there right now, but I will admit, it does look beautiful, the mountains all around us have snow. They aren't driving too well out there.
    Your dogs would love it, for some reason Patrick didn't like it this time.
    I will try and post more pictures on my page.
    Did you get more? Looks like we might. emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
    This morning it is 49 degrees and 80% humidity- chance of rain. I love your snow pictures (and the dogs playing). Have a great day!
    1862 days ago
    That's what I am looking at when I look outside - solid white.
    1862 days ago
    How absolutely lovely Jeanne ..
    Just loved all your photos and the lesson.. very interesting ..
    Hugs my friend ! Love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Looks pretty and isn't too invasive, the kind of snow I like...we've more forecast for tonight and sunday! emoticon
    1862 days ago
  • 0309COOKIE
    My favorite pic of course, is Alice and Sarge in the snow. Too cute!
    1862 days ago
    We didn't have snow but got hail this morning and rain in the afternoon.

    I wish it would snow a little in my area - it would be nice :)

    Have a great Saturday & love your pictures :) emoticon
    1862 days ago
    Awesome pics, thank you for sharing!
    1862 days ago
    You guys get cute snow . . . the fun stuff that builds up a bit, but then melts away within a day or two.
    1862 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    we need it hear in california
    1862 days ago
    We had hail this morning and lots of rain off and on. My sons want snow like you have!
    1862 days ago
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