A Beautiful California Spring

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Laguna Woods, California
March 1, 2017 8:23pm CST
After several unusually heavy storms this winter and the end of the California drought, we are now set to enjoy an incredibly beautiful spring. This week I'll be able to walk at the beach again ... in radiant sunshine. The past few weeks, my friends and I have mostly been going to the gym or walking at the mall because of the frequent rain and chilly temperatures. This week, the temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s, with only a small chance of light rain on Sunday evening. Woo Hoo! This beach girl can't wait to dip her toes in the water!
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• United States
2 Mar 17
Nothing better than being able to walk on the beach and dip your toes in the ocean
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@Marilynda1225 - I find being outdoors, almost anywhere, is very renewing!
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@TheHorse (62178)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Mar 17
I miss Santa Barbara sometimes. It's not the same here in the Bay Area.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Mar 17
@TheHorse - We are going up to the Napa Valley next weekend to celebrate the birthday of one of our daughters, and will be having dinner in San Francisco. I hope it isn't too chilly and rainy while we are there. I agree that Santa Barbara is much different from the Bay Area. I can see why you would miss it.
@Happy2BeMe (74276)
• Canada
2 Mar 17
I am so envious. We won't be doing that here for sometime yet but I sure am looking forward to it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe - Yes, you have a while to go before it feels like summer in Canada. Once you do reach that point, you get those heavenly days with 20 hours of sunlight!
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@Happy2BeMe (74276)
• Canada
3 Mar 17
@DeborahDiane yes it is nice to have longer days. I love it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Mar 17
@Happy2BeMe - My husband and I were in Alaska about 10 years ago, and in Banff, Canada about 10 years before that. Both times we were there in late July and we couldn't believe how long the days were. It was wonderful!
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@PatZAnthony (12343)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
2 Mar 17
The beach is calling me! It is really time to get there and enjoy.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@PatZAnthony - Yes, you have some fabulous beaches in North Carolina, too. Hope you can get outside and enjoy them, soon.
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@jstory07 (65331)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Mar 17
I can hardly wait to go to the beach this summer. We were to busy last summer moving into our house.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@jstory07 - Now that you are settled into your house, I hope you can enjoy the Oregon shore this summer!
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@moffittjc (41199)
• Gainesville, Florida
2 Mar 17
It will be nice for you to enjoy the sunshine again! How cold is your ocean water where you live? I was in San Francisco a couple of summers ago, and when we went to the beach the water was freezing cold! I guess I'm used to our warm ocean water here in Florida!
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@moffittjc - Our water temperature in the winter is about 60 degrees, and it is about 68 degrees in the summer. I rarely get into the water above my knees, but my grandkids love to swim in the ocean. I enjoy wading in it the year around. You are right that the water temperature is much nicer in Florida!
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@moffittjc (41199)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Mar 17
@DeborahDiane Our ocean water can get slightly chilly in the winter, and in the summer it can get into the mid to upper 80's. But it never gets too cold because we have the Gulf Stream Current that flows offshore right up the east coast of Florida. It is a warm water current, and carries warm water all the way north and across the Atlantic to England! So the warm current ensures that we have a constant flow of warm water up our coast!
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• Laguna Woods, California
5 Mar 17
@moffittjc - Yes, that is one of the wonderful things about Florida ... the warm water!
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@jhechorain (1218)
• Susanville, California
2 Mar 17
It seems we shall enjoy a pleasant and beautiful spring after all.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@jhechorain - Yes, after all those weeks of rain, we are starting to see a gorgeous spring!
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• Susanville, California
3 Mar 17
I can't wait to see some pretty flowers over here..
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Mar 17
@jhechorain - Yes, flowers are on their way. Soon we should be able to see them throughout the state!
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@bagarad (11437)
• Paso Robles, California
2 Mar 17
The weather is beautiful here, too, I think, but I haven't had time to get out and enjoy it. I have a huge amount of work to get done in the next two weeks, as well as two more root canals and then more appointments to get crowns for them. I know my writing will suffer.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@bagarad - You have a lot going on. Those appointments sound a lot more important than you writing right now. Take care of those things and we'll see you back here soon!
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@bagarad (11437)
• Paso Robles, California
3 Mar 17
@DeborahDiane I worked really hard today and didn't get on the computer at all until now. I was too tired to post about my day. Hope to have time tomorrow night. I'll be working hard tomorrow, too, trying to haul more books out of here. got rid of about eight boxes today. Tomorrow I get rid of more. Every book in the box has to be itemized and subtracted from inventory as it's packed. It's the paperwork that takes the time.
@Kandae11 (35026)
2 Mar 17
Spring is definitely in the air.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@Kandae11 - I think everyone is ready for spring!
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@LadyDuck (147178)
• Switzerland
2 Mar 17
We had two beautiful sunny day, but Spring is not yet here to stay. From tomorrow the rain will be back.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@LadyDuck - We are supposed to get a little rain this weekend, too, but I'm enjoying the warm weather while I can!
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
2 Mar 17
I just love the sun and beach
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@Nawsheen - I love the sun and beach.
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@allknowing (61609)
• India
2 Mar 17
'After the storm comes the calm, after the calm comes the sunshine' my husband's favourite saying and that after a fight.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@allknowing - I like your husband's favorite saying! We are enjoying the sunshine and calm in the weather right now!
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Mar 17
That sounds heavenly. We had a nice sunny day in the 50s for a change and it was great.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@JamesHxstatic - There is something about warm weather that makes us all feel good.
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@JudyEv (118557)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar 17
The good times are acomin'! Enjoy.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@JudyEv - I guess it is starting to be fall in Australia, just at the time when it starts to warm up here. I heard it was in the 60s recently in Antarctica, which is crazy. It was the same temperature that day in Egypt as it was in Antarctica. I definitely believe in global warming!
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2 Mar 17
That's for sure a great pic.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Mar 17
@TheInvisibleMan - Thanks ... I'm glad you enjoyed the picture of the ocean, grass and palm trees!
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3 Mar 17
@DeborahDiane That's a beautiful pic!
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Mar 17
@TheInvisibleMan - Thanks for the comment. It is a beautiful place to spend time.
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@DaddyEvil (23486)
• Aurora, Missouri
3 Mar 17
Hmmm... okay, DD, this looks suspiciously like gloating and rubbing in the gloat rather than sharing of wonderful news with us... You wouldn't have any idea why I get that impression, would you? Yeah, especially after that last line, I'm betting this is gloating... little room for doubt left, now! I should be at your house in right at 24 hours. Please have breakfast waiting for me...
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• Laguna Woods, California
4 Mar 17
@DaddyEvil - OK, I confess. You caught me. I'm gloating about the return of our fabulous California weather! I'll try to behave better in the future. LOL
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@DaddyEvil (23486)
• Aurora, Missouri
5 Mar 17
@DeborahDiane LOL! Make sure you do!
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar 17
@DaddyEvil - Awww! I'll try!
@garymarsh6 (13202)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 17
OH my it looks positively tropical. Have fun and enjoy!
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• Laguna Woods, California
3 Apr 17
@garymarsh6 - It has been beautiful here lately and probably will be now until next winter.
@KrauseHome (34982)
• United States
8 Mar 17
Well enjoy... We are having really strange weather here. Had Snow rain mix just the other day. We are ready for Spring and some nice weather.
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• Laguna Woods, California
9 Mar 17
@KrauseHome - I think most of the nation is ready for spring!
@averygirl72 (16675)
• Philippines
5 Mar 17
That's really nice spring is coming. Here summer time is coming. Enjoy the beach and the radiant sunshine
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Mar 17
@averygirl72 - You, too. Have a wonderful summer!
@youless (90230)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Mar 17
This is a very beautiful photo. The beach is so nice. The sky is blue and it looks like summer
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@reskyyandi (3823)
• Indonesia
3 Mar 17
I really like to go to the beach. The white sand and the wind really hipnotize me
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