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Sun Signs

This year I have been happy with our June Gloom here in Southern California. It is a sign of cooler weather when we have gray cloudy skies, when the climate conditions cause the moist cool air from the ocean to come inland and keep temperatures down. It results in cloudy days but it is better than the very hot days we will be getting in July and August. But just when I was celebrating the coolness along comes a heat wave expected to last at least until early next week. TGFAC! (Thank God For Air Conditioning). I am hunkered down inside like a refrigerated hermit.

I have ventured out a few times and wanted to share some photos of clear blue sunny Southern California skies.

“Blue skies smilin’ at me

Nothing but blue skies do I see…”

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today is “sign.”  Featured image of Sun with cloud by kropekk_pl on Pixabay.com


Indian Summer

Heat wave in Los Angeles until Tuesday said the LA Times today. The official start of Fall is about 2 weeks from now. Autumn is different in Southern California from back East. Most years we never get a Fall with a drop in temperature and crisp, cool weather. The trees get confused and hold on to their leaves which may not drop until late November. We can have hot weather on Halloween with the kids sweating in their costumes.

We forget that we live in a desert climate. It can be hot in October, November and December. It can go from hot to the cold of winter without the cooling down period in between. And when we have a really cold winter I regret my grumbling about the Autumn heat.

I expect an Indian Summer again this year.

Image by Damian Gadal

Image by Damian Gadal