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!