“Winter” in California

Winter in southern California is unlike any other: it’s often characterized by mild temperatures that range from mid fifties to low sixties (degrees Fahrenheit) during day time, and drops to the upper thirties and forties in the nights. Days are sunny and are sometimes accompanied with mild winds. We did get some good rain a couple days ago, โ€“ the second time this year, although the first time was hardly considered rain at all. It was more of a drizzle really. Perhaps some of you who experience harsher winters are tempted to think how unfair of southern Californian winters, but it’s worth remembering that summers here are extra hot! hot to the point of not being able to do anything outside during daytime. The hottest day I have experienced here was a hundred and sixteen degrees Fahrenheit. So, I guess itโ€™s a fair balance after all, no?

Here is a picture of me from my morning walk to the local hills this morning at 07:00 AM.

A Happy New Year to you all!

Published by Msdedeng

At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.

89 thoughts on ““Winter” in California

  1. I have always thought this. The hugs and love that we write to each other do bring a smile and that required ease. Really unbelievable. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I have weekends off now!!! So that answer would be yes!! That would be awesome!!! Yes let me know if you do that!!! Finally coffee lol ๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ

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  3. I could read your comments forever. I mean, you just have a way with words that adds a richness to whatever subject you are talking about. I always think you should just write and write ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Yes, ma’am!
    Guess what, I drove through Sacramento for Portland yesterday. Told my husband about you, and we plan to make a night’s stop there on our way back over the weekend. So maybe, MAYBE, I might see you if your demanding job does allow it ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Gorgeous picture, Angela, and a sparkling description to accompany.

    Ah, those stunning views! Then, for you to show us what you see every morning, magnificent. I’m moved, and more than a little jealous.

    One thing I miss most about SoCal (aside, perhaps, from the orange tree in our yard…and from being just two blocks from the beach) is the persistent sunshine. Around here, we haven’t seen the sun since, well, sometime back in 2020.

    Of course, to be fair, I also prefer our vibrant distinct seasons – yes, even the snow – and the lushness. Although, most of your valleys do a good job keeping up the greenery.

    Still with vistas like the one that inspires your morning walk, and with all the sunshine, you really start your day well. In more ways than one. I bet you’re smiling right now. See?

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  6. I have a degree in Early Childhood ed. and taught and substituted with ages 2 through high school. I also had creative movement and music classes for children 2 1/2 to 8 privately, in pre-school and in a university program. In my 40 year holistic and spiritual healing career I held public workshops in massage, reflexology, stress release, and other healing modalities and took stress release, communication, team building, wellness and managing change into government, corporate and business settings. I always included holistic tools in all the workshops.

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  7. Where are you in CA? I spent 4 years in San Diego and although I did use a fan in my room in the summer, it was never that hot. That is AZ hot….whew!

    May your New Year be bountiful and fulfilling in all ways!

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  8. Me too….Have grown up in a hill station where the temperature used to reach 2-3 degrees though it never snowed. With age, and having got used to living in a warmer place, the body can no longer adjust to too much of chill. Th etemperature here barely reaches 8-10 degrees celcius and that too for 10-15 days max. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Great view, Angela! Your temperatures sound similar to those we have during the winter in South Florida. This is usually our dry season, but it’s been a very wet year. The rainy season is usually from June through mid-October. That is also our peak hurricane season!

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