Monday, December 07, 2009
For those of you who live in places where it actually does snow every winter (like my lovely daughter Michelle in Portland), this post will seem like nothing.
However, in this part of California, snow is a BIG DEAL! Rarely does any appreciable amount of snow fall and actually stick to the ground like it did early Monday morning.
So before FlyCoLibby and I headed off for our Monday morning gym time, we went up to the Mitchell Canyon entrance to Mount Diablo (I always like to say 'Mount Diablo' ominously...) and we snapped a few pix on our iPhones.
In the top photo here, the shot is taken looking east away from Mount Diablo to the hills between Concord and Pittsburg. And that, my friends, is a LOT of snow for this area. The elevation on the top of those hills is maybe 800 feet above sea level.
In the middle shot, I took that from a different spot near the North Gate entrance to Mount Diablo, so it's looking southeast to the beautiful Mt. Diablo.
In the bottom photo, it's another shot of the open fields near the Mitchell Canyon entrance to the park, looking up to the the quarry.
And as beautiful as this area looks under a very thin blanket of the white stuff, it's way too cold for me. Please return the real California to us as soon as possible!
Peace 'n' a briefly White Christmas!