Saturday, January 22

This Gray Umbrella

Given the unique advantages of living in the San Joaquin Valley, like lower cost of living, great fruit and vegetables in the summer, and wonderful people, there is that one unique disadvantage none of us enjoy --- winter fog and gray skies.

It has been about two weeks now without the sun's technicolor-enhanced view of life. An almost Oregon-like, socked-in, black-and-white movie atmosphere has invaded our little world and dampened our spirits. Only the heartiest venture forth in these dismally cold temperatures to do yard work or even go shopping. We dream of getting another storm, just so the overcast will be blown away and the sun will shine a bit between the clouds.

We dream of that soon springtime.

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