About Me

My photo
Baker. Cook. Gardener. Animal Lover.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

75 Degrees on January 3rd





This is just plain strange. The rest of the country is frozen solid and I am strolling in my garden in flip flops. And I am not kidding you, either. The temperature gauge says 75. To tell you the truth, it might actually be hotter than that.It feels nice, I guess, but it just doesn't seem right. It's January...but that's California.

I'm glad the Christmas tree is gone..the thought of looking at that tree melting in the sun. No thanks.My "berries and cream" rose is blooming, the pineapple sage is in full bloom and the hummingbirds love it, the daffodils are pushing up and my spring showers are popping open too. Is this it? Have we gone from Christmas to Spring?

I don't know what to think. The weatherman says warming up by the end of the week. Warming up? Huh?

Making pizza tonight, but we should be bbqing.......

29 comments:

  1. Love those red/white flowers. What great colors to dye my yarn. I'll have to be check back for this.

    Now, about 75 degrees. Don't talk to me. We only reach 14 today here outside of Chicago and that was in the sun. Brrrrrrrrrrr.....

    ReplyDelete
  2. What?!? 75 degrees? Even here in the deep South, we are freezing! We had to get all the sensitive plants covered again tonight. Although, I must say, it feels right that it's so cold in January! I do remember living out in CA that winters were wonderful. Sort of like here - it can be cold and it can be warm... Enjoy the warmth!! Hugs, Silke

    ReplyDelete
  3. I made Pizza last night. I got a new cookbook and pizza pan for Christmas so I had to use it! I'm so jealous of your 75 degrees!

    ReplyDelete
  4. We just polished off homemade pizzas tonight. I make the dough in my bread machine. (is that cheating?) 75? It was 7 degrees when I got up this morning! brr.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We are having pizza here also, except it is not homemade. It certainly isn't that warm in the Bay area, more like 50 and overcast-how strange!

    ReplyDelete
  6. OK...You've asked what cookbook I got? I'll get my butt out the recliner and go to the kitchen and get the cookbook...called 'Pizza Grill It, Bake It, Love IT!" It's just Dick and me, but he'll gladly eat Pizza for days!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ugh, it was 12 degress when I woke up this morning. I would happily trade places with you right now! Enjoy the warm weather - I'm already planning summer vacation locales so I can get in a "warm" state of mind!

    ReplyDelete
  8. It's a snowy blustery 2 degrees (with wind chill) here in Connecticut. But since we have no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

    The warm sunshine will seem mighty nice as I resume normal life and have to shuttle kids to and from school and sports in the frozen tundra!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh I miss 75 degree weather and it is only January. lol
    Beautiful flowers and happy for you but a tad jealous
    Maggie

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh Donkeeeeyyyyyyyy.
    I am swooning for that rose. I think i even broke out in hives. I thought it was a Camellia.
    I just have one more thing to say.
    Beer weather!
    xx
    donkey in the sunny pines

    ReplyDelete
  11. Flip flops, pineapple sage, blooming flowers only in my dreams. If you want to catch a glimpse of winter weather stop by my blog and have your Uggs ready!

    ReplyDelete
  12. oh so jealous in freezing cold canada...the snow is covering our little corner of the world and i'm longing for long summer days already...ugh! plenty of winter left here...i'll just day dream as i swoon over your warm weather shots!
    xo.
    k

    ReplyDelete
  13. 75 degrees is perfect weather! I am sitting here in North Florida looking at temps in the teens-YIKE! My grass is brown, the leaves are gone from the trees (ugh). Your place sounds divine- Ahh, to wear flip flops.

    I really enjoyed your post. Cheers to the pineapple sage!

    ReplyDelete
  14. In Southern Alabama tonight, they say the temperatures will drop to 16 degrees. Are you trying to get us all to move to California? :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I made pizza tonight, too! But we were happy to have the warmth of the oven...only 3 degrees here this morning in Ohio. Crazy! Enjoy the balmy weather!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am unspeakably jealous. I cannot even describe how cold New York is at the moment!

    ReplyDelete
  17. It is so very much not 75 degrees in the bay area right now, although my mom does have a few roses in her garden that have survived our nights that have dipped to the 20s.

    That rose reminds me a bit of Fourth of July. That reminds me, I don't know if you are already familiar with it, but I think you'd like the Betty Boop rose.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yes, I think I'd take my tree down too if it was that warm! LOl. Ahh, well i suppose all you can do is enjoy it then. Here, it snowed whilst the sun was shining. Still coldish though.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Kary, thanks for visiting my blog.
    I’m not sure what kind of weather should be now in California, but I agree that winter should be winter.
    You have a lovely and interesting blog. I will make sure to visit back.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ah, lucky you, that is a dreamy weather, we have snow and way below freezing here.
    Happy 2010 to you and yours,
    xo
    Zuzana

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a BEAUTIFUL flower! That's something I look forward to in a few months.

    ReplyDelete
  22. We are heading to California at the end of the month for a wedding and can't wait. Our "HIGH" on Friday is 2 degrees! TWO...YIKES! Your pictures are lovely!

    Smiles, Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow! Your flowers are UPLIFTING to me today as we have about TWELVE degrees! It is FROZEN SOLID round here. I imagine my daffodils will not peek out till at LEAST June! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  24. wow i can't believe how warm you are there!! even in texas it's super cold...i don't mind though :) hope you had an amazing holiday! we still have to get rid of our tree, our apartment still looks like a holiday mess and roxy isn't helping clean at all...haha

    happy new year! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Enjoy your warmth! Happy new year!

    ReplyDelete
  26. It was 75˚ where I live to. How wild to have this January heat wave.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've missed you, Kary!
    Happy New Year. May it be a creative, tasty, joyous one for you and your loved ones.
    Those roses are gorgeous. I like picturing you watering your garden in flip flops. Enjoy the warmth my sweet friend!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow how incredible?! Very beautiful to see your garden blooming at this time of year xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oooh - I could just linger here enjoying the sunshine!! :) Happy New Year!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate all your kind comments more than you can know.