As a Southern California girl, born and raised, I accept that “seasons”, in the traditional sense of the word, don’t exist for our neck of the woods.
So, as a flexible person who accepts and adapts, I delight in the little changes—longer days in the spring/summer; cooler nights in the late fall and winter. I’m giddy when it rains and the temps dip into the forties at night during the winter months and I literally dance during the foggy mornings that clear to cool and somewhat crisp days of early spring.
That said, winter is a favorite. I’ve always identified with Rhoda Morgenstern’s sentiment (Mary Tyler Moore Show), “I moved to Minneapolis from Brooklyn, it’s colder, I figured I’d keep better”. I love fall/winter clothes; turtlenecks, scarves, wool jackets/blazers and warm boots.
Winter 2011/2012 has been fairly warm and dry. We had a little smattering of rain recently, but not enough to be overly excited. I confess, I’m a little bit bummed.
So, I’ve been losing myself in my files of images of warm, cozy room, fire ablaze, thoughts of a good book and frost on the window pane (which never happens here anyway, but I have an active imagination!).
For those of you in colder climates I wish you a warm fireplace and plenty of hot cocoa. For those of you who enjoy warm weather and wonder why I’m whining, I’m sorry. Happy Winter!
I’ve linked up over at No Minimalist Here…stop by and see what creative bloggers are sharing and with The Tablescaper…very fun.
Linda Coble said:
This post really hit home with me since we’ve been snowed in for the past two days. The cozy rooms and roaring fire have been really welcome. Like you, I like winter. There’s something about the quiet of falling snow and the crystalline beauty it leaves behind. Happy Winter to you too!
I know you got a case of cabin fever these past couple of days but lucky you…snow is pretty when you’re safe and dry in your lovely home!
French Kissed said:
yipee…we finally got a decent rain her in SB…hope it made it down your way and that you are feeling more wintery this weekend.
I love the rain and it’s made everything look so clean and pretty. Maybe my whine helped nudge Mother Nature since we are expected to have a bit more tonight…then 80 degrees on Thursday. Such is winter in paradise. 🙂
We finally got a touch of rain Saturday morning with more expected tonight, but its supposed to reach nearly 80 degrees this coming week…crazy. My newly trimmed roses are starting to leaf!
Thanks for stopping by, it’s nice to meet you.
Bonnie Morgan said:
Beautiful images with cozy fires are so inviting.
Would you believe it was 65 at my house today. It has been so warm flowers are budding out on my azaleas and it is way too early.
Karen, having tea in front of a fire is so appealing. We’ve been having tea multiple times every day in H.K. but we have yet to see a fireplace despite the cold weather. I guess it’s only cold (in the 50’s) here in January and February. The rest of the year it’s so hot and steamy that most building don’t even have heat! I’ll take our California weather any time.
The Tablescaper said:
I love this post. I live in New York and love the change of season. Do I get a bit tired of the bitter cold? Sometimes, but the truth is I love the changes. I love how you embrace the bits of winter you experience.
– The Tablescaper
Our oldest son and his lovely wife lived in NY for 2 years and each visit was more fun than the next for a lot of reasons, seasonal changes one of them! Lucky you to get Mother Nature’s way of changing out her “home” each 3 or 4 months! 🙂
I was a Florida girl that moved to Virginia three years ago. I am not fond of cold or snow. Give me 70 degrees in January and I am happy. Great inspiration pictures and thanks for linking to the Open House Party. xo, Sherry
LOL! Many of my eastern seaboard friends tell me that should I be forced to live in the sometimes bitter cold of winter I’d be cured of my complaining about warm weather in winter. It’s a romantic ideal, to be sure, for me…the whole, snow, roaring fire, etc. 🙂
Thank you for hosting such fun linky parties and for providing such inspiration each post.