Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I know. This image is way too similar to another one I posted last week. I just can't help it. Whenever I see those snow-kissed mountains I just want to jump up and down, squeal, break out the egg nog and start belting It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Southern California offers such a splendid holiday cornucopia: snowy mountains rising above warm beaches, autumn leaves falling on palm fronds and bougainvillea, shirtsleeve days drifting into fireplace nights. This place is never sure exactly what it wants to be... so it's everything, all at once. Sunbathe with snow in the distance? Sure! Share geography with neighbors who celebrate Eid, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Wiccan Yule and Yalda? Absolutely! Somehow be both naughty and nice? Well... isn't everybody?

8 comments:

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful,Lovely and fantastic shot !! Nice post !!

Brenda's Arizona said...

What a clear day! A touch of autumn color, a hint of winter snow... and a great vantage point of view!

Judy Williams said...

The natural framing of the mountains by the evergreen and red tree on the left and the green-to-yellow on the right is PERFECT!!!

Dixie Jane said...

It IS the most wonderful time of the year. For one thing, a lot of the grumps go underground. This is a lovely picture. Thanks, Laurie.

TheChieftess said...

Sigh...ain't SoCal great!!!

dbdubya said...

Postcard perfect photo. Proof once again that we have winter, of sorts, in Southern California.

Virginia said...

A top notch gorgeous shot. Bring em on and may I have just a sip (tumbler) of that egg nog?? :)
V

Laurie said...

Thanks, everyone!