Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Our annual "Why We Live in Northern Californnia" blog entry

Back by popular demand...
We love it here in February. This marks the 44th February that we have been here. In fact, just before we moved here from Provo, Utah, in February 1967, I spent EVERY DAY of the last week of January shoveling the snow out of our driveway (due to nightly snowplow activity). Everything was brown and drab. When we arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area everyhting was so green and lush. By contrast, we thought we had come to the Garden of Eden. Now we know there are more lush places that this but we love it here just the same.
These pictures come from around our yard. I won't try to describe what each picture is but look for oranges, lemons, grapefruit, daffodils, hardenbergia, bouganvilla, pansies, potato tree blossoms, peach blossoms, hiacynth, succulent stars, to name a few. We don't have any popcorn on our apricot tree yet but any day now...
Enjoy!
















5 comments:

Shannon B said...

Totally and completely gorgeous and UTTERLY jealous! I miss CALI!

Lindseys said...

I love the "Why we live here" blogs. The pictures are awesome. We are ready for some springtime after a winter in UT.

Derek

Theriault Family said...

so beautiful! i LOVE the pics, dad! mom, coming here you'll think everything is brown and drab! we definitely don't have so much color yet in austin!!

Stefani said...

I've been waiting for this post. I knew it would be coming soon. In fact I was even telling my friends I was expecting it. I love the pictures! I love Cali! I love you!

Donna said...

Seeing all the flowers and colors gives me hope that the last of this snow will melt completely and the grass will turn green again. And that we'll have spring flowers too ... maybe after this next storm passes. :) Thanks for your fun pictures!