Spring in Palo Alto

Today was sunny and warm, almost warm enough for us to hold a committee meeting outdoors at lunch time. The apple trees at the school next door are white with blossoms, a couple of early California poppies are providing little spots of color along Charleston Road in front of the church, and I found this daffodil in full bloom outside the Main Hall.

Quite a contrast from the news we’re hearing from the eastern part of the United States, where buildings are collapsing under the weight of a huge amount of snow. (Personal to relatives and friends back east: yes, we do have an empty bed in our apartment if you want to escape winter for a few days and enjoy spring here.)

One thought on “Spring in Palo Alto”

  1. 3 recovered comments:

    Bill Baar says:
    February 11, 2011 at 4:27 am
    Thanks Dan…two feet of snow and it was -5 on the way to work yesterday

    Jean says:
    February 11, 2011 at 6:39 am
    Spring? Spring????
    Right now, 9 a.m., the temperature is something like 5 degrees. I spent a couple of days this week on a barn roof chopping away ice so it *wouldn’t* fall in. And, so when the projected “warm spell” of 40 degree weather comes, the melting ice wouldn’t rain down inside the barn, taking the drywall with it.

    Oh, and PS: There are icicles INSIDE the barn.

    PS, PS: all this cold weather, snow, ice, drear days: they build character! That’s it! So there, warm and toasty Californians.

    Ms. M. says:
    February 11, 2011 at 10:17 am
    yeah – tis kinda nice on the beach, too.

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