Wordless Wednesday Contrasts

If you haven’t been reading my blog for any length of time, then you need to know that my idea of Wordless Wednesday is to write less than four or five pages in a single post and add photos. That would be today, even though the orange glow of the setting sun on the houses across the street reminds me that this is easily categorized as better late than never.


I have a foodie blog friend who lives in Ohio who often mentions their weather in less than loving terms. Suffice it to say that her description of mornings finding her car door frozen shut have been quite colorful and completely hilarious.

I have been hounding her for photographs of her home town all winter, and yesterday I received them. Oh. My. Goodness. I had a clue because my mom recently moved to upstate New York and has sent me a few, but she isn’t out in her car. No sirree.

So… I ran outside and took a few of my own photos to warm her up. I figured since most of you live in places much more…um…FRIGID than I do, I’d warm you up also.

It has been in the mid-seventies for two days now. Even I like it which is semi-miraculous considering the grumpster I am about Paradise and sunshine.

We slept with our windows open last night, and today?

Today I put on my shorts, went for a walk, and sat down by the beach waiting for the RTR to finish up with his math tutor (news at eleven…) and watched the surfers.

Totally excellent. Dude.

Jeez, Lis… Look what’s blooming in my garden…
I can’t believe you gotta deal with this… Even the damn palm tree next door that houses all the squawking crows was looking gorgeous…
It looks just like Christmas, Lis… Our street is pretty empty, too…
The trees are so perfect, Lis… But the sunset was completely amazing today…
Everything looks like a delicate work of art… Some would say this is spectacular, too…
Your “outside” looks a lot different than mine, Lis… Here’s my view at sunset tonight, February 27th…


9 responses to “Wordless Wednesday Contrasts”

  1. Thanks for rubbing it in :(. Twenties and messy here in Chicago too.

  2. Francis — warming it up BY rubbing it in. I could do twenties…but messy? Dunno.

  3. loripea

    I am missing the warm stuff. It is below 20 this morning…… If there was snow that would probably make it better, but it’s just cold and gray.

  4. Ritzy

    As much as I appreciate your photos of Paradise… not sure how much I can enjoy them when the alternatives you also posted is my reality as well. Snow. Cold. Ice. Snowbanks a few feet high (in NH at my parents, the snow banks are over 10-12 ft high!). The idea of spring, flowers, warm sunshine, grass seems like a million months away at this point. The Midwest, as many of your biggest fans adn readers know first hand – myself included, have had a doozy of a winter. The thought of slipping on shorts and walking to a beach right now should warm me up – instead I am super JEALOUS!! 🙂 Enjoy your sun, palm trees & short-wearing walks!

  5. Lets TRADE climates okay? Man I wish I was THERE.

  6. Okay, now you’re just being mean and cruel.


  7. Hi Tammy! I need to come and visit! And you know I’m just trying to warm things up a bit since everybody but me is freezing their arses off. You know. Being neighborly and all…;)

    Meleah, you’d miss your Dadster if you were out here. There would be NO SNOW for him to shake his booty to while shoveling. Bwahahahaha! So cool. Really.

    Ritzy, I’ve been thinking of you. Jeez. I truly can’t imagine. Just that short visit to VA last winter with the frozen rain and then snow and then frozen everything really made me stop and think. Yah, I’d like to retire here! LOVE WEATHER! Of course, VA is nothing like Michigan or NH. So I probably couldn’t hack it.

    loripea — you’ll get some before Sprangtahm arrives. I know it. Then you can go out and frolick.

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  9. OOoppss.. I think I got carried away…

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