What's to like about where I live...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I live in a temperate coastal climate within the sound of the crashing waves of the wild and wonderful Pacific Ocean. The ocean currents bring cool Alaskan water in the summers so that we don't get too hot. The winters bring the warm, tropical currents to keep us from freezing, icing, or snowing. Although, occasionally, we do get some black ice and a few inches of snow that looks pretty and goes away within a few hours or a day or two. The temps here range from the mid 30's to low 70's on the warmest days, with a few outliers here and there. We get rain and some wild Winter storms with sometimes hurricane force winds and rain sweeping by in waves parallel to the ground. People from the valley rush to the coast to stay in cozy hotel rooms and watch the powerful Pacific Ocean dance outside their windows. The rain we get keeps the abundant forests green. It is now the cusp of Spring here and so the daffodils and other flowers are spreading themselves toward the sun. I have a beautiful, multi-colored leaf, red and white flowering Franklin Delano Roosevelt rhododendron that is blooming.

To tell you the truth, I find something to love in every season here. There is much to choose from.

Enjoy your day.

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  • BOPPY_
    I hope you have a job with the local chamber of commerce, because, if not, we can be sure they are a bunch of dolts. :-| / ;-)

    The only description I ever heard that was of the caliber of yours was when I was taking a tech class, and the guy next to me at the table was from NZ. He told me, that in walking distance from his house, 365 days per year, there was surfing, snow skiing, and a giant bird sanctuary.

    As with your description, it was not just the properties of the place, but the prosaic description that impressed.

    Thanks, emoticon

    Lee, of New Hampshire, not too shabby some of the year ... emoticon

    1845 days ago
    Sounds wonderful and the photos are beautiful. emoticon
    1848 days ago
  • FREES1
    ah Tudi - being able to listen to the surf from home - I am jealous! I miss the (Atlantic) ocean so... sounds like an idyllic place in which to live... enjoy
    1853 days ago
  • DEBBY4576
    I remember similar weather in Port Townsend Wa. Very temperate. Half the rain of Seattle. Although we had water, I wish it could have been waves breaking onto shore though. I LOVE that sound. Now I leave in hell 6 months a year. Way way to hot. The scenery looks like God lit a fire, turned away and let it burn. No green. Looks a lot like a kitty litter box. BUT....we do have pretty nice winters. Ahhhh I miss the Northwest.
    1854 days ago
    Looks beautiful
    1855 days ago
    Sounds beautiful to those of us still experiening winter. That is one of the things I like about SP is learning what it is like in other parts of the world. Would love to know where you live. Did not see where it was named. Thanks for the "spring break".
    1855 days ago
  • BEWELL48
    Beautiful! Where exactly is it? ......did I miss that?
    1855 days ago
    beautiful , now I envy you emoticon kidding, my region is beautiful too, unfortunately I rarely get to go out in the nature.
    1855 days ago
    I love rhodies and that's a nice one! It'll be a few more months to ours.
    1855 days ago
    You are lucky, it sounds lovely.
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    1855 days ago
    It ounds just splendid!
    1855 days ago
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