Friday, February 19, 2010

Has Spring Sprung?

This past week Southern California has been experiencing warm weather. And by warm I mean in the 80s! We are known to have radically changing temps from week to week--even day to day--and that's certainly the case now.

Just last week it was raining and it's going to start again tonight or tomorrow. This year we are expected to have rain off and on for a few months. That's significant for us because we are basically a desert that's always in a drought.

But between the rainstorms, we get beautiful sun and warmth. If LA weather was a person, you'd describe it as bipolar!

Although I am a bit sad that our winter was short lived, you can't complain with 86 degrees when the East Coast is getting pounded with snow. So I am grateful. I am also grateful for the gorgeous flowers in blossom. Of course I had to get a few pictures, luckily my iPhone takes amazing photos. Here are some snapshots I took during my lunch break a few days ago:



21 comments:

Kristin said...

We're supposed to hit 70 this weekend. Fingers crossed. I'm ready!

Maggie said...

Those are very beautiful flowers!!! I love spring.

Audrey Allure said...

Beautiful flowers! I can't wait until spring comes as well. I was surprised to wake up to bright sunlight this morning haha.

Debbie said...

Such pretty flowers! I like the last picture a lot! :-) I hope my turn for a springtime thaw comes soon.

LenkaLovee said...

the weather has been like that here in Missouri as well! changing radically from one minute to the next! crazy! although our highs are like 50's :)

Brittany said...

I am so jealous! I want to hop on a plane and fly there now :-) It's 45 here today which is cold but much better then the 30 degrees and lower we were experiencing for quite some time!

Kristin said...

86? WOW! I'm in Tampa and it's not that warm...but it IS perfect spring weather in the 70s. I just hope it lasts!

Jenny said...

It must be nice to have such warm weather! I live in New England so we get a lot of snow, although this winter has been more mild than usual.
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Marta from With Love... said...

I can not wait for winter to be over!!! Can't wait until spring comes!


Marta

Emma said...

those flowers are gorgeous! its raining here. no bueno. i laughed out loud when i read what you gave up for lent. but good for you! xoe

Sweety P said...

These photos are so pretty! I wish spring would come in my hometown.

Jenelle "rella ella ella" said...

I just took some pictures this weekend up in ojai of the same flowers!

ThingsToDoWithKids said...

I too have been loving the Spring like weather we've been having. It's tough when there's a little boy itching to play outside and he can't because it's raining. Much more options to chose from on sunny days. Love the flowers too!

Couture Carrie said...

What gorgeous photos, darling!

It is snowing here in CT right now...

xoxox,
CC

Lovely Scribbles said...

Your iphone really does take great pictures. The flowers blossoming are beautiful! Enjoy the wonderful weather!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Oh, you are so right about California weather - it is TRULY bipolar. Personally, I wish we would get a smidgen of snow - just to make it feel like winter!! :)

J said...

OMG i wish it was warm here! I'm so sick of cold weather!!

Ellen said...

It's gross and rainy in NYC, naturally, but these pics added a little brightness to my day! I can't wait for spring...only two more months to go, eek! (Fingers crossed for no snow in April :/)

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Fashion Court said...

can you send some of that sunshine over here?! PLEASE. cuz it was like 10 degrees here today!

emily viveur said...

thanks for the comment!
beautiful photos, i have one of these trees in my own backyard :)

-emilyviveur

Jules said...

Beautiful photos and I cannot believe that you took them with your iPhone!

Being pounded with the most snow in Philadelphia history, I am definitely ready for spring.