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
Red Slate Mountain
San Gorgonio Mountain
San Jacinto Peak
Mount San Antonio
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.
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.