Monday, February 28, 2011
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Isn't this beautiful?
It's what I spent about an hour driving around the neighborhood today to find.
I knew it had snowed in the mountains yesterday, and it was bright and sunny here today, so I went 'sploring, looking for the best view of the snowy mountains. This is a photo of the Cuyamacas and Mount Laguna. They have received about 3 feet of snow since Thursday.
These mountain ranges are at least 50 miles east of me. And, you know what? That's as close to the snow as I'm willing to get these days! LOL
Lots of people headed up there in the past couple of days - and got stuck on the freeway, since the snow level here in SOCAL was down to about 1500 feet. They even closed the I-8 going east yesterday because there were so many people trying to get to the snow, and it was still snowing! They all caused a traffic jam. Bet the CHP just loved it all!
People who live here aren't used to driving in the snow! Nor do they know how to dress for it! I watched the news the other night and there was a guy in shorts and a t-shirt standing out in the snow, posing for the cameraman.
And here I sit, in my computer room, with a sweatshirt, a thermal shirt and a flannel shirt all layered - and I'm just toasty. And I'm nowhere NEAR the snow!
I could also see Mount Palomar (yes, where the famous telescope lives) to the north, as well.
Not a very good photograph - had to use the zoom and hold the camera up, so couldn't see the screen. Just pointed and shot!
Palomar is only about 35 miles away, so when it snows up there, it's easier to see it. Plus, it's really right in front of you as you head north on the I-15. The problem with being able to see it from the freeway is that you can't stop and take a photo!
I had the same problem with other places I could see the snow today, too. Just nowhere to pull over and take a shot.
So, while I enjoyed seeing a lot of glances at the snowy mountains, I wasn't able to get a lot of great shots!
By Wednesday or so, most of this snow will probably be melted - even though the air is cool, the sun is warm, and we don't normally get temperatures low enough to sustain snow for any length of time.
But it's beautiful to see it, isn't it?
No stamping to share with you tonight. I'm still plugging away at the family calendars. Have decided which pages are for which months and have been adding embellishments in that vein.
Just spent this evening printing out the remaining three copies of all (hopefully!) the photos I'll need to finish four calendars.
Now I get to cut them apart and trim them down, mount them, and adhere them to the 6x6 pages of DSP I've selected.
Then add embellishments and journaling to each page.
Then glue them on to the calendars, and write in the dates...
Oh heck - even if there's no stamping on it, here's another sneak peek of a partially completed page for the 2011 Family Calendar.
I'll show you the finished product for this page a little later.
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