Friday, March 16, 2012

Gloomy day

It's a gloomy day here in Southern California. We're awaiting a storm blowing in from the north. The fog has been thick this morning - here's what it looks like right now outside my kitchen window - the fog has completely obscured the other side of the canyon.

I'm home with my cold. I'm trying to monitor by email various workplace crises that come up - a German reality show location filming and a visit by the French consul. (am I making these details up or are they real? Take a guess.)

The leaves of the jacaranda tree off the kitchen deck always turn yellow in spring, and they fall off before the new growth begins. The wisteria, now in full bloom, twines through the jacaranda, the purple blossoms a portend of blossoms to come, as the jacaranda bursts into its own purple blooms in June.

Oh - I think I did OK on the French test.


M. Bouffant said...

I'm waiting for the rain myself.

Not gloomily though.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It certainly looks dramatic- gloomy or not.

Oh - I think I did OK on the French test.

Did listening to Plastic Bertrand help?

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I was up north for that storm on Thursday afternoon. It was crazy: we were loading the car in a light rain which quickly became pea-sized hailstones and then an incredible rainstorm seldom seen in the Seattle area!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

By the way, from your photograph I'd say that a gloomy day is still pretty spectacular from your deck!