Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hates California. It’s Cold & It’s Damp…

 image Courtesy UCSB Geology Department

It’s fog season in the great San Joaquin Valley.  This big old geological tub holds the moisture from November through about February.  It’s sweet.  Nothing, I mean nothing, needs to be irrigated.  It’s as if we’re living in a cool terrarium.  Remember those? 

When I was a kid, there was more land dedicated to agriculture.  The thick, grey Tule fog would hug the ground.  It would be so bad that school would be delayed a couple of hours.  Very sweet.  I continue to enjoy this time of year. 

Here’s some examples of cold dampness in the garden.









Now, that song from Rogers & Hart (1937) The Lady is a Tramp…blows me away every time I hear it.  But I was humming it while I was out enjoying the morning today.


L said...



...and, yes the new puzzle has kept me up this late/early.

dorothy said...

There are some good things to be said about foggy days...your plants do look great! Today my son suggested I start walking to increase the "happy" endorphins, but I would have to venture outside for that. I think I need light therapy!

And Sow My Garden Grows said...

I agree about it being too cold & damp lately. I just came in from picking meyer lemons in the rain and the sky has been more gray than anything. My energy level is not the same when it's like this. Hope the sun makes an appearance soon for all of us :)