I think one of the reason I love going to California in the winter is because there are still so many remnants of nature’s beauty at that time. It surprises me somehow. Of course, I’ve lived a good part of my life in places where seasons meant something. When it was winter, there were snow days, sledding, and cold. It was always necessary to have a pair of boots, warm snowsuit, and thick gloves. I think we even sometimes would wear three pairs of sock and two pairs of mittens at a time! Of course, I was younger then – we stayed outdoors until our faces were rosy and our adventures had tired us out.
Now we live in Colorado, and while most people imagine skiing… there’s not much snow where we live. We live further away from the mountains, in the prairie. We are blessed to have more warmer days in winter, interspersed with occasional snow. All the while, we have the beautiful view of the snow topped mountains. To me, it’s a beautiful place and one I am grateful to live in… but snow is just not my thing anymore 🙂
So yes, occasionally we indulge in visits to California in the winter to enjoy what we normally miss this time of year – green! We spend time near the ocean and always, always, we visit the gardens. I am known to even walk down to the ocean all the while taking photographs of the beautiful gardens people have planted near the sidewalks. There’s just something so intoxicating about it all!
So yes, I am going to share with you more photos of the beautiful flowers we saw along the way and I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did taking the photographs 🙂