Saturday, January 17, 2009

Weather Porn - A Postcard from California

It was just too beautiful a day to stay inside. I threw my bike in my trunk and headed for the beach. Riding along the bike lane that divides Ballona Creek from the Marina del Rey Habor, the temperature is a perfect 72 degrees. The sky is a bright blue without a single cloud. The ocean horizon is dotted with white sails and the sun glistens off the ripples of water. Everyone is in shorts with girls in bikini tops and guys walking around shirtless. I stop to stare out on the bridge that crosses the creek and survey the environment. The air is completely clear and upon turning your back to the ocean you can see the snow on top of Big Bear Mountain in the distance. The seagulls and pelicans in the creek are sunning themselves on the rocks. Everyone looks happy, couples strolling holding hands, children playing, bikers, runners and rollerbladers all seem content and smiling. It's January! The rest of the country is bundled up in snow and freezing temperatures. This balmy California weather makes the earthquakes, fires, mudslides, snarled freeways and plastic people in pleather pants all bearable.


With love from California, wish you were here!


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