There'd Be A Better Snow View If The Palm Trees Were Not There on January 28, 2017 Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps There would be a better view of the snowy San Gabriel Mountains if those Palm trees were not in the way. Distant snow, freeway driving, sunny and 75F. Like it or not, it's California. California Living Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Gerhard Bock (Succulents and More)January 30, 2017 at 3:57 PMI actually think the first image is iconic!ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 30, 2017 at 6:29 PMYeah, it was pretty cool to look at, like an old orange-crate label--wish there were some orange groves still around! DeleteRepliesReplyReplyJane StrongJanuary 30, 2017 at 5:50 PMOooooo ..... my favorite freeway route from Orange County, the 57. If I turn west at the 60 I have this view almost all the way home. Methinks that is Mt. Baden-Powell, 9,407 feet (2,867 m) in elevation. The snowy mountains fronted by the palms is an iconic view, however. Today was 81F, snow is melting off fast.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 30, 2017 at 6:37 PMIt was a real treat to see the mountains looking so beautiful. I already miss the rain! DeleteRepliesReplyReplyJane StrongJanuary 30, 2017 at 6:36 PMNo, I'm wrong, that is Mt. Baldy (Mount San Antonio). The summit has two peaks: the main peak, elevation 10,064 feet (3,068 m), and a sub-peak, West Baldy, at 9,988 feet (3,044 m).ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 31, 2017 at 3:27 AMI sort of thought so, after perusing a map to see the direction the 57 points in that area, but I never did learn which mountain was which--they are a greater and more constant presence for you, I think. DeleteRepliesReplyReplyNellJanuary 30, 2017 at 6:49 PM:: like an old orange-crate label--wish there were some orange groves still around! ::Wonderful image. Are there really not even any remnant grovelets? ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 31, 2017 at 3:19 AMThere are a couple nearby. They are as beautiful as can be. DeleteRepliesReplyReplyKris PetersonJanuary 30, 2017 at 7:55 PMGREAT photos! Like Gerhard, I feel that first photo says a lot about the positives of California (but the freeway photo maybe not so much). You do seem to have a better view of the mountains in OC. A friend and I were there (to visit Roger's and The Farmhouse) and she literally gasped when she saw the snow-capped mountains in her rear-view mirror as we drove. I can see the snow at intervals from our backyard but the haze and clouds prevent us from getting a clear view most of the time.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 31, 2017 at 3:22 AMHow did you like The Farmhouse? The snow makes them more visible--I didn't realize it but taking one of my routes home from the grocery store I can see them. Without the snow they don't draw the eye nearly so much. DeleteRepliesReplyKris PetersonFebruary 4, 2017 at 3:55 PMRe The Farmhouse, the food was good but it was surprisingly loud even though we were technically outdoors. But then there were at least 2 baby showers, one wedding shower and lots of other large groups...DeleteRepliesReplyHoover BooFebruary 4, 2017 at 5:58 PMThe "in" place right now!DeleteRepliesReplyReplydanger gardenJanuary 30, 2017 at 10:11 PMDuring my visit to Pitzer and the Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden those snowy mountains were never out of my sight. At the time it was a constant reminder of what I'd left behind in Portland.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooJanuary 31, 2017 at 3:16 AMHere it's kind of an event. Actual a distant visual eye candy event that doesn't destroy our gardens, make driving impossible, or force us to wear coats. DeleteRepliesReplyHoover BooJanuary 31, 2017 at 3:16 AMActuallyDeleteRepliesReplyReplyUnknownJanuary 31, 2017 at 6:35 PMSnow and palm trees...the best of both worlds.ReplyDeleteRepliesHoover BooFebruary 1, 2017 at 8:13 AMMost especially when the snow is in the distance, away from one's own tender plants! DeleteRepliesReplyReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Always interested in your thoughts. Any comments containing a link to a commercial site with the intent to promote that site will be deleted. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.