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!).

Pamela Pierce Designs


House Beautiful


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.