Tag Archives: winter


Being originally from Baltimore, Maryland I was used to four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. Moving to California–not so much. LOL I’ve always joked that Cali has two seasons: wet and cold and hot and dry. Nowadays, it seems … Continue reading

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Is This Supposed to be Spring?

I hardly slept last night. Wind howling outside and ice pellets pounding my bedroom window kept me awake. Not to mention the ice-laden hedges beside the house scraping against the siding. The racket at the front of the house, outside … Continue reading

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Hurricane Season

In Florida, we are facing our yearly hurricane season. The weather channel forecasts worrisome news about hurricanes and tropical storms, and warns residents to be prepared. For the last month, we had typical summer weather–hot, sunny or hazy in the … Continue reading

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The Seasons and Writing – Jill James

I’m enjoying the feel of autumn returning to Northern California. We don’t get the colors of the Northeast, our leaves usually just turn brown and fall off, but we do get that slight chill to the air in the morning. … Continue reading

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I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Just like the ones I knew in Baltimore, Maryland as a kid. I loved the piles of snow, sledding down a hill, and tramping through the snow in my snow boots. Now I live in sunny (except for this week) … Continue reading

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I Saw Something Nasty In The Woodshed This Winter

The winter of ’13 to ’14 feels like it will never end. I’ve been through a few in my life, but this one is still taking me by surprise. I don’t remember it being quite so dark…or my heating bill … Continue reading

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Winter in Ottawa by Susan R. Hughes

I’ve lived in this city most of my life, so you’d think I’d be used to our long, brutal winters. But I think I hate winter more every year. Maybe it’s because I’m more crunched for time than ever. It takes too … Continue reading

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