Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Winter in LA

I apologize in advance to any of you reading this who experience real winters, with all of the cold and snow and more.  I grew up in Pittsburgh and know what it means, but here I am, discussing and griping somewhat about my local weather.

Now, I live in LA, and we're still in the middle of a drought.  Tomorrow, March begins, and we've hardly had any rain this year.  Last year we had a genuine winter season for here, with lots of rain.  Earlier this week we had some rain, and more is anticipated today or tomorrow.

Our cold days are seldom below freezing, although our nearby mountains can freeze, and it was fun earlier this week to see some mountains capped with snow in the distance from our house. 

But spring is approaching, so warmer and even dryer weather will settle around us.  My dogs seem to enjoy whichever season it is.  This time of year, they tend to lie on top of the floor grates when the furnace is on to warm up, despite how thick their coats are.  In the summer, they often lie on top of the same grates as the air conditioning blows through.
My hands are chilly now as I sit typing at the computer, but they still work fine.  I'm enjoying what there is of an LA winter right now.  It won't be around much longer.

Meanwhile, I'm waiting for March 6.  It's when my new K-9 Ranch Rescue story for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Second Chance Soldier, will finally become available!


Betty Hechtman said...

The things about winter in L.A. is that it is colder inside than it is back east. We don't have the insulation to keep the heat in. I notice when I'm in Chicago, the colder it is outside, the warmer it is in my place because the heat runs more and builds up.

Congrats on your new release!

Linda O. Johnston said...

Thanks, Betty! I do notice the chilliness inside during the winter unless I put the furnace on, even as it warms up outside. But generally, I'm okay with the LA chill.