Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Indian Winter

I have been been very neglectful of this blog.  A whole month plus a day since I last posted.  Well, I do have a bona fide excuse.  We have had a break from winter--a kind of Indian winter.  

You know how we call that last lovely bit of summer, after a frost and the hint of autumn around the corner, "Indian summer"?  We have had such a miserable winter, here on the East Coast of the U.S., that we decided we needed a sunshine filled break.  As it happens, our son and daughter-in-law live in San Diego.  PERFECT!  Just the place to go to catch a break from winter blahs and yet one more snow storm.

Part of our time in southern California was spent going to Indian Wells (see--I had another reason for the title of this blog).  There is a major tennis tournament played there early each year.  It is a place where big name players can be seen, especially in the early rounds of play.  

We saw Roger Federer...

...and Maria Sharapova.

The desert air is clear with very little humidity.  The sun was shining brightly--a perfect antidote to our frozen eastern bodies.

There is always the Pacific Ocean--with waves crashing and pounding.  Just the sound of the ocean is enough to restore us.

Of course, the real treat (for me at least) is watching yet another lovely sunset over the Pacific.

We flew back to central Pennsylvania, completely rejuvenated...and ready for the next snow storm.  (Not really, but we have to be prepared.)  


Climenheise said...

Wonderful pictures. I'm told San Diego is as close to Zimbabwe as you can get in North America. Did you see any Jacaranda trees?

KGMom said...

We saw some trees that were identified as jacaranda, but they weren't.

KGMom said...

...and the weather is very like Zimbabwe, right down to the water shortages and the fires.

warriormom said...

Glad you had such a lovely break from winter! I'm a bit green you got to see Roger Federer live!

Anvilcloud said...

I have a Flickr contact in San Diego. The place looks fantastic.

Meanwhile, we might get snow and/or rain and/or freezing rain today and tomorrow.

NCmountainwoman said...

What a welcome respite from this awful winter weather. It looks beautiful there.

Ginnie said...

WELCOME BACK !! I've really missed your blog and thought you might have called it quits...so glad that's not the case.
Also, I'm glad you had such a nice break.