Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

27 June 2016

Welcome, Winter!

We’ve been experiencing colder than usual weather for a while, but winter arrived “officially” only one week ago. The winter solstice occurred at 19:35 on June 20 this year.

The sycamore trees that line many streets, including ours, are still hanging on to the last few of their leaves...


Winter admittedly brings moments of discomfort; in general, however, we love living where we can enjoy the changes that four seasons afford. We welcome the winter season with a favorite among its typical scenes:

And we’ve already taken advantage (several times!) of a nice bed of coals, roasting chorizos & boniato zanahoria [“carrot sweet potatoes”] for suppers!

Quite unlike what has seemed to be the norm for the “double bloom” poinsettias in the back yard (reaching their peak in mid-June), they’re still working on blossoming fully this year. (Sadly, one of the three trees fell over from the roots during an extra heavy rain and wind storm in early autumn.)

They’re so beautiful...

These red gems are definitely a highlight of our winter season!

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