It Does Rain In Southern California

LA MESA -- Living for many years here in the Village area has continued to make my wife and me very happy and very content. With the recent dampish weather and cooler temperatures mornings have been just a bit damp. So thought I would share a bit of a view of my front yard area on just such a dampish and cool morning. This is generally what I wake to. Really wanted to capture it on canvas. Hope you enjoy it. 


 

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Comment by David B. Givens on April 29, 2014 at 8:15am

Beautiful!  As a former resident of La Mesa (I lived on University Place) who now resides in Spokane, Washington, I really enjoy pictures like this.  Moisture--whether rain, snow, or fog--adds a lot. Thanks for sharing! 

Comment by chris shea on April 28, 2014 at 10:39pm
Splendid. You have a great eye for the beauty in the simple things in life.
Thanks for sharing.

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