After suffering through last week in the high 70's to low 80's temerature-wise, I thought I'd share a couple pics of what I found in my backyard Sunday morning:
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This is a little fake rock waterfall, and although the water was still flowing, the bulk of it is frozen solid. Mind you, these pics were taken about 11:30 AM, well after the sun had a chance to melt some of the ice off. As it was, very little ice melted throughout the day, and as of tonight, the ice is still there in full force.
I've lived in Southern California for over 15 years, and this is the hardest freeze I've ever seen in this area. (My hi/low thermometer says it only got down to about 31° last night, which isn't really all that cold, but it's still low for this neighborhood.) The daytime temps have been in the mid 40's for the past couple of days. I was rearranging my shop this afternoon with the overhead garage door open. The warmest temp I saw in the shop today was about 45°.
I also picked a bunch of oranges off the tree in the backyard. Talk about your fresh frozen orange juice. These are navel oranges...they don't peel very easily, but they make the best OJ I've ever had.
Just thought I'd share so all you folks north of here wouldn't feel we were missing out on the winter fun.