Winter in Carlsbad is Tough to Take

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Winter in Carlsbad is Tough to Take

 

BIrd of Paradise flower in our Carlsbad yard

 

We have our own version of winter here in Carlsbad in Southern California, and it's tough to take...note the sarcasm!

 

The Bird of Paradise are blooming all over, along with other flowers that keep the hummingbirds happy, and the grass and vegetation are pretty green given the rain we had in November and December (after months of no rain and the drought).The produce at the farmers' markets has been wonderful!

 

It's been cold at night - hitting the low 40s and even the high 30s - but warming into the 50s or even the low 60s during the day. And we can see snow on the distant mountains. It was nice to not have to turn on the heat til late November!

 

Those of you in the colder areas of the US are no doubt snickering when we complain about the cold here in SoCal. Or perhaps you really are jealous!! I do know what winter is like, after spending 22 years in New England and 2 years in Minnesota, but while I still miss Boston I can't say I miss the snow and cold. It was a pleasure leaving behind my snow shovel and ice scraper when we left.

 

I confess I may be a bit spoiled now! Know anyone who wants to escape the cold and snow and relocate to Southern California and be spoiled (except by the prices)?

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Joe Pryor
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This is whyw e spend so much time at our Florida home. Cold is the 50s and a 68 high is winter.

Jan 24, 2020 06:50 AM #14
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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That sounds like a great idea, Joan Cox so you can enoy them. And perhaps they enjoy the sunlight, too, as long at it's not too cold.

Have a great weekend.

Jeff

Jan 24, 2020 12:04 PM #15
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Ha ha Brian England 

I KNOW you are suffering in the AZ winter!

Would love to see you - it's a great time of year to come for a visit!

Jeff

Jan 24, 2020 12:06 PM #16
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - I laughed when I saw the title! I always loved the southern beaches of California in the winter.  There is a lot less traffic and you can really enjoy areas such as Carlsbad.  As for the snow-shovel, we do have one, and occasionally we can use it to clear an area for walking.  But, that is really rare and most of the time it is sweater weather. 

Jan 24, 2020 06:26 PM #17
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Oh, Jeff, cry me a river!!! If I didn't already live in a warm climate, I would be forced to relocate. Still, we have some heavy frosts on occasion and everything is brown until Spring.

Jan 24, 2020 06:37 PM #18
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Good morning Jeff - SOCal is the one place you can go to the beach or go to the mountains and ski on the same day.  Enjoy!

Jan 25, 2020 06:17 AM #19
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Ha ha George Souto 

I was there in November of 2018, as you know from our meetup, and that was wintry enough for me. My memory is quite good for the 20+ winters I spent in Boston, and that's good enough for me.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 12:39 PM #20
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Hope it stays that way for you Will Hamm . But there's penty of time for a change!

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 12:40 PM #21
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Sounds pretty good to me Joe Pryor  and far better than your home in Oklahoma!

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 12:41 PM #22
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Well I don't miss the snow shovel, but we have had several mornings it was cold enough for  thin layer of ice on the windshield of the car we park outside. Could have used that ice scraper I left in Boston!

I like that we can still enjoy the beaches in the winter. Back in New England it was a challenge, but still beautiful in its own way.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 12:55 PM #23
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Hi Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty 

Well we get frost on rare occasions when it gets into the 30s overnight. I enjoy that it's pretty green here, with flowers all year.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 12:59 PM #24
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It's true Grant Schneider .

And there are multiple places where we can see the mountains with the snow. If it's chilly enough we get snow in San Diego County mountains at 5000 feet. It's kinda fun to see in the distance, and to know if I want to enjoy it I can!

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 01:01 PM #25
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We've had a little cold snap in Georgia recently, but snow is a treat, not a chore in this part of the country.  I can take a few days of cold in a row when I know it will be 70 again soon.

Jan 25, 2020 03:01 PM #26
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS .  Something to be said about those Southern California winters.  But there is real beauty in snow and I do enjoy the seasons.  Having lived in Anaheim during my high school years (and yes - I went to the beach on New Year's Day then), I wouldn't give up my snow and ice in Central Oregon to be back in the crazy traffic. But I do miss the year round growing season.  Enjoy your winter!

Jan 25, 2020 04:41 PM #27
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Lynnea Miller 

I get that!!

I don't like the traffic but am pretty used to it from being here 15 years and having lived in Boston for a couple decades and 5 years around Washington DC. I definitely love the year-round growing season here. And snow is not far if I get a hankering for it.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 09:07 PM #28
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Hi Tammy Lankford, 

The snow and cold would definitely be easier to take if it doesn't hang around.

Jeff

Jan 25, 2020 09:11 PM #29
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I knew where you were going with this the second I saw the title. Lol. Good for you, Jeff. I am craving a bit of warm sunshine about now. ( PS - thanks for the kind birthday wishes). 

Jan 26, 2020 09:54 AM #30
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Well I couldn't resist. I had to write something besides talking about the flower.

No sun here today and chilly for us - low 50s. Of course chilly for us vs. many others is vastly different.

Hope you are having a wonderful birthday, and celebrating in style.

Jeff

Jan 26, 2020 10:02 AM #31
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Yes, New England can be tough. We are having a pretty mild winter so far. I hope I didn't just jinx it!

Jan 27, 2020 07:21 AM #32
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Jeff, winter in Carlsbad is like winter here in Chandler, AZ. I wouldn't change it for the world.

Jan 30, 2020 09:19 PM #35
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