A wintry day in Southern California

It’s a cold and rainy Saturday. I’m baking an apple pie and my captain is making yet another shelf for more seashells. Good times, y’all.

We don’t have snow on the ground, but some trees do lose their leaves and change color, like this fruit-bearing mulberry.

yellow leaves on treeI snapped a pic of a super active yellow finch in our artichoke plant.

yellow finch in artichoke plantTake the steps up to the second level

steps to the second leveland more steps to the highest point of our yard planted in California natives-sages, buckwheat, sumac, and cactus.

up to the third level

A view to the east of Calavera with Mt. Laguna furtherย in the distance.

view of calavera and laguna

Check out our lawn and house from the hill. It’s a work-in-progress.

looking down from the hillI hope everyone is enjoying the last Saturday before 2013!


25 thoughts on “A wintry day in Southern California

  1. You think YOU have cold???We got our first real snow yesterday with flurries today.OK, so it did’t stick to the roads and the wind isn’t blowing and it will get worse, but still…geeze!
    Nice yard! That’s a pretty good size for out there, isn’t it? Nice view; your house is in a cozy little place! I love your pathways and what you have done with the yard.I have to get mine back in ‘shipshape’!


    • It’s a huge yard for out here, I don’t know why the plot was cut into this big of a shape, but that’s one of the reasons we got it. We have a three story (3 levels) house which is big but super hard to keep warm cos we don’t really have insulation here. Hard to clean too, but that’s another issue! Sorry you had snow, I do remember it from when I lived in Michigan!

      On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  2. I was in Cali in 2010 and I LOVED the mountain views. Even the snow topped ones in July. Amazing! It’s like the best of both worlds, you have sun and sand, and then drive a few hours and you have snow and ski. Loved the pics ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • I agree, SoCal is pretty cool, compared with Michigan where I grew up! If you don’t mind horrendous traffic and high prices and too many people, it’s lovely!

      On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 5:59 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


  3. We’ve had about 5 in of snow on the ground ever since Christmas. Just when it starts to melt more is dumped on us. It’s very pretty though.


    • Ha ha! he uses those anchor things to attach the shelves. We went walking downtown Carlsbad today and I bought more seashells! I am officially crazy.

      On Sun, Dec 30, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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