Tag Archives: Southern California

Trapped in the Marine Layer

In Coastal California, we have something called the “marine layer,” an air mass which forms over the ocean when there’s a temperature inversion. According to Wikipedia, “the inversion itself is usually initiated by the cooling effect of the water on … Continue reading

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Mexican Food, I’ve Missed You

One of the things I missed most while living in the D.C. area was really good Mexican food. We stopped at a favorite restaurant in San Diego County and I thoroughly enjoyed this taco chicken salad: The decor was pretty … Continue reading

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California Pastels

When it comes to color, I’m kind of a split personality. I love bright, intense colors–even neons–and I love soft pastels. I used to do a lot of black-and-white, but got away from it when I bought a digital camera. … Continue reading

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California Brights

One of the things I love best about California is the bright color everywhere. The light is so beautiful it makes hues pop even more. Bougainvillea is a huge favorite of mine. Pretty much maintenance-free once it’s established. This was … Continue reading

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Rocky in warmer times

In my last post, I talked about how mon petit chien, Rocky, hates the cold weather on the East Coast after growing up in Southern California. These photos show the Rock living the good life, basking in the sun by … Continue reading

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