Wordless Wednesday: Winter Wonderland in Carlsbad

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Winter Wonderland in Carlsbad

 

We moved from New England to Carlsbad in the Spring of 2005, happy to have escaped the long cold, snowy winters of Boston. While we love the city, the weather in the winter leaves something to be desired. Many may disagree with me. But I have no regrets about leaving behind my snow shovel and ice scraper!

 

How fitting to share these photos, on the first day of Winter, from our house in Carlsbad back in March 2006 when a heavy sleet storm rapidly turned our green, pastoral yard and flowers into a winter wonderland. And here we thought we had escaped it!

 

Winter in Carlsbad 2006

Sleet storm in Carlsbad 2006

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Will Hamm
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Wow Jeff Dowler, Never happen again, it just wanted to follow you there.  Make it a great take and thanks for sharing.

 

Dec 21, 2016 09:57 AM #5
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Will Hamm 

Ha ha. Could be. I suspect it could happen again under the right weather conditions, and probably has in some areas just not near us. I do not miss it but it was far better than snow and it didn't last very long.

Jeff

Dec 21, 2016 09:58 AM #6
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Rebecca Lewis
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Reminds me of my 1st winter in Atlanta after growing up in Cleveland, Ohio. Never wore a coat but we did get 2 brief hail/snows that were gone by noon.

Dec 21, 2016 10:38 AM #7
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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There's something quite magical about a surprise dusting of snow. Bet you enjoyed it for the little bit it lasted too. I know long term wouldn't work for you. ;) 

Dec 21, 2016 10:47 AM #8
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Maybe you brought that crazy weather with you!  I'm sure you were thinking "Oh Great!!!!".

Dec 21, 2016 10:54 AM #9
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Jeff come on now, you know you miss shoveling the white fluffy stuff :) :) :)

Dec 21, 2016 10:55 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Jeff -- while rare, I have seen "snow" in otherwise sunny SoCal.  I remember showing a client relocating from Michigan a home during winter when we encountered a bit of a dusting one day.  

Dec 21, 2016 12:28 PM #11
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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When I read your post & saw your pictures it instantly reminded me of one of my favorite scenes from the Godfather trilogy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU

Stay warm in sunny CA Jeff!

Dec 21, 2016 01:24 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Jeff, Diane and I have left our shovels back in Boston, MA 20+ years ago and we have had no regrets, that is so funny the two pictures, I thought you were in Southern California much longer:)Endre

Dec 21, 2016 02:40 PM #13
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Jeff, you actually did escape it ... however it likely may not have felt that way at the time. 

Dec 21, 2016 05:10 PM #14
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 I almost headed to the weather Channel to see what your weather was when I saw that the date was 2006 I was relieved for you Jeff Dowler 

Dec 21, 2016 05:37 PM #15
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Rebecca Lewis  - that's kinda rude. But could have been worse as it sometimes

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  - well I DID enjoy it from inside!!

Belinda Spillman  - well we DID think it rather ironic, given we moved to SoCal to escape the cold and snow!

Jeff

Dec 21, 2016 05:57 PM #16
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Heck, we had that as a morning dusting the week of Thanksgiving.  You have  to miss the change of seasons just a little

Dec 21, 2016 06:32 PM #18
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George Souto  - ha ha, NOT.  I do not miss it at all. I certainly did plenty in the 21 years I lived in New England.

Hi Michael Jacobs  - not even a dusting here, just the sleet that one time. BUt I can see it on e sseveral mountains and that's good enough for me. Or on the roads when we go to the desert in the winter.

Jeff

Dec 21, 2016 07:54 PM #19
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Steven Nickens
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I lived in the area in 1970, never saw anything like that before. Here is our normal day around Christmas.

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Dec 22, 2016 01:48 AM #20
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Hi Jeff - well at least that is the exception and not the rule.  I am sure it was gone quickly

Dec 22, 2016 06:54 AM #21
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Debe Maxwell  - fun!! It's in the high 50s and low 60s so not bad for winter. And we are getting rain which is wonderful. No white Christmas here!

Hi Endre Barath, Jr.  - nope, just 11 years. But it seems longer

Hi Kathleen Daniels  - it was really just a minor bump in the grand scheme of things. I remember going to the beach in January during our first winter and it was 75. Can't beat that!

Jeff

Dec 22, 2016 08:24 AM #22
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington  - well it can get pretty cool (for us) some nights in the winter - down to freezing.

Ed Silva  - OK, a little. Not the winter. And summer is great without the humidity!

Steven Nickens  - you can't complain about that, can you!?

Jeff

Dec 22, 2016 08:27 AM #23
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Grant Schneider 

Yes indeed. I can deal with exceptions! I don't mind seeing snow, but elsewhere. There are a number of snow capped mountains we can see from the area we live in here in Carlsbad. And I can always watch the Weather Channel!

Jeff

Dec 22, 2016 08:29 AM #24
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With the recent years' weather patterns, it's a fact Jeff Dowler ... you can run, but you can't hide ..

Never say never when it comes to weather!

Happy Holidays!

Gene

Dec 22, 2016 10:03 AM #25
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