I’m among those who are shock it’s October (but happy too). From the get-go I knew this was going to be a weird year. I still holdout hope it will end on a good note.
Anywho, I’m still sorting though storage (so much dust) and I’m finding wonderful things I’d forgotten or didn’t know I still had, like my stories from childhood! I’ll share a few bits soon, but today, I’m going to share with you a few special things about sunny Southern California.
The leaves stay green here. No fall colors in the fall but it’s still sunny and warm. It’s a trade off.
The La Brea Tar Pits
An area that has seeped natural asphalt (tar) for tens of thousands of years. Thousands of ice age animals and plants were trapped and preserved in the tar. There’s a large tar lake with methane bubbling up, an active dig, and a museum with fantastic fossils.
The Santa Ana’s
They’re not like any other wind. They’re warm, dry, and have a special kinetic energy. As kids, we’d run around, let it blow us over, and get crazy. They also brought a lot of damage: blowing over huge cabinets, uprooting trees, and downing power lines. They still have that kinetic energy but now they mess with my sinuses too.
If you’ve ever had it you’ll understand why this made the list. #TeamBordeaux