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Winter In Southern California

January 7, 2015

Filed in: Travel

Salty air. Sandy toes. Warm golden rays of light. This is probably what you have in mind when you think of Southern California. On average, we get over 150 days of sunshine a year. Snow?! It wouldn’t happen in a million years…or so I thought. Despite all odds, in the middle of the night last week, winter arrived.  The wind howled, the trees swayed dangerously and temperatures dropped to below 30 degrees.

Winter In Southern California

In the morning, I awoke to the fresh smell of pine trees and crisp winter air.

I watched as people stumbled outside all bundled up to see the havoc caused during the night. Trees were toppled over, leaves strewn everywhere and ice covered the grass.

I decided to enjoy the cold weather by going for a drive – windows down, wind in my hair, smile on my face as the cold air rushed across me.

Until, I reached the city lake…

Winter In Southern California

I pulled the car over in disbelief. Could I really be seeing this?

The mountains were beautifully dusted in snow shimmering behind the calm blue lake. The sight was unbelievably breathtaking and one I will surely never forget.

Soft. White. Serene.

Happy Winter Friend!

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  1. Gorgeous pictures and well done for going off to explore. I moved to Spain this year in the searing heat and certainly was not prepared for the change in temperature when winter came. One day it was hot the next not. Brrrr….

    Although it is still sunny most days which is a great bonus

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