Thursday, April 22, 2010

Missing the Seashore....

Sometimes I wish we still lived by the seashore. I miss the weather there. When you grow up near the ocean in Southern California, you do become a bit spoiled. Weather anywhere else seems extreme. Even after 21 years :-)  We are only about a 1 1/2 hour drive from the beach, but there's a BIG difference in the weather.

Saturday, this is what we were doing, getting the backyard weeded and ready for planting in our little garden. As I said in my last post, the kids were playing in the sprinklers that afternoon.
 Yesterday it was very cold and rainy all day. This morning we woke up to a light dusting of snow. By the time I went out to take a picture, it was sunny and all that was left was a little on the windshields, but  it was still chilly. That's the high desert for you. We moved up here the last week in April, 21 years ago,  and the weather was around 100 degrees. We've heard they've had snow up here as late as June, but not since we've been here. The local mountains are covered with snow and they do look beautiful today.
I'm sorry I've been a bad blogger lately. I haven't gotten around to visit, and I haven't been writing either. We are getting ready for the graduation of our oldest two sons on May 1st, and that, along with appointments, school, etc., seems to be keeping me from getting online very much the past few weeks. I'll try to do better, but things may not slow down until after their graduation.

I tend to decorate for the season, although my main living room stays kind of "beachy" most of the year. I'll do a post about it soon, but here's a photo of the wall over our loveseat.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


  1. It seems the weather is crazy everywhere right now but in the high desert snow seems very extreme in June (or April!).
    Hope your veg garden does well anyway.
    To live beside the ocean in So Cal must be glorious - I know we loved Santa Barbara when we were visiting my cousins near there.
    Have a great week

  2. Wow, that is crazy weather! Ours goes back and forth a little in spring, but not that much.

    I hope your garden will do very well this year.

    The picture of your wall is beautiful.

    Have a wonderful weekend.:)

  3. Hi Marcia! Snow? Wow, what about that! Congratulations to your son and I know y'all will have a great celebration. Enjoy your yardwork. I need to do a little of that.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Snow! I think we could still be having that here . . . . but I am so grateful we are not. This California girl NEEDS the warmth and sun *s*

  5. I could use a beachy day here, although today is supposed to be in the high 60's. Woo Hoo! That's bikini weather here - if one can wear a bikini, of ocurse. :)

  6. I miss the seashore. We are about 2 hours away, but I don't get there as often as I would like.

  7. It's hard living away from the Ocean. Since moving further east, it's a three day drive with kids. I only get to go every two years. There is hope, this is year two!!!!

  8. Hi Neighbor!
    I just found your blog and really like it! I also live in the High Desert, and am a Christian home-schooling mom. I'm not a very good at blogger, as it seems I hardly have the time to post, but I am hoping to post more. My nephew is graduating from CBU, too. Anyways, just wanted to say Hi! Maybe I will run into you sometimes.
    Blessings Abound,

  9. You have two this year too. How fun is that?!?

    I think it is a very good thing. Our boys are so very different and only one of them is going to the Prom, but they both went to the Formal. Our graduation ceremony is May 21st.

    Surprised to see the snow there...

    Becky K.

  10. Don't worry about having to take time away from time to time. Life just gets in the way of our blogging plans. How exciting ~ graduation time! Good Luck with all your plans!


  11. I wish I was at a nice warn beach today,,,it's snowing right now! I know it's just a spring snow buttttt!
    I know this is a busy time...I'll be here my friend! :D

  12. No such thing as a bad blogger for taking time off. We all need that once in a while. Keep us posted on that garden.

  13. I love your seashore decor Marsha!
    Very pretty and beachy!
    I love the beach too, it would feel so good right now!
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. It would be so nice to live on the seashore! We live very near to Lake Huron (5 minutes).
    Thanks for sharing about your life in the high dessert. I really do find it so interesting!
    I love the pictures of you in your backyard too!
    : )

  15. When I think desert - high, low, whatever, I think camels, wind storms and white flowing robes.

    You're teaching me new things! Can you hear me laughing at myself??

  16. I know exactly what you mean! I so miss the water in the Netherlands. There is water everywhere. Luxembourg is very beautiful and I cannot complain, but sometimes it makes me feel a little homesick.

  17. Hope the graduation went well!


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