Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter in Los Angeles

I know. I know. I spend an inordinate amount of time talking about, justifying and defending Los Angeles, and the weather here, well, everyone knows it's just about perfect. I spent my entire life until a dozen years ago on the east coast and I don't miss the weather one tiny little bit. We get just enough cold, just enough heat and just enough humidity to make it just fine. Yesterday, a spectacular wind storm sprang up from out of nowhere, whipping the palm trees into a frenzy. It was almost dangerous to go outside, such was the debris flying through the air. Our backyard was a veritable dump for dead and dying palm fronds. When the wind died down, the boys went outside and dragged everything into a big pile.

I guess it's a sort of igloo or snow fort, Los Angeles-style!


  1. Holy cow -- that's a lot of debris! I love how kids use the materials at hand to create.

    Happy Christmas to you all!!

  2. Hey- we all find our sense-of-place. No need to defend what we love.

  3. I'm glad that you are an advocate for the Los Angeles weather :) I'm with you, it's perfect.

  4. Wow! That's some wind, and some LA style snow fort! Happy Christmas to you and your family, Elizabeth!

  5. Now all you need is a boy-inspired bonfire (not)!

    May your Christmas be calm and filled with peace and love .... regardless of swirling winds and flying branches :)

    Hugs, Kimmie



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