Let me paint you a picture - yesterday, we brought home the Christmas stuff from the storage shed. We started to deck our halls and it only seemed right to put on appropriate music and soon Bing was singing and lights were glowing. Jenny and Pye were in the garlands, testing them for us and Bête Noir, the ribbon fiend that she is, was racing around with bows. The boys were smartly outside. There is garland, lights, bows, and so on everywhere. It is truly a winter wonderland... until you look out the window at our neighbor across the swale, grilling steaks in a tee shirt and shorts. the temps were in the upper 60's, low 70's.
Late autumn in California - ho, ho, ho!