January in Southern California by Weezilou

January in Southern California

With little doubt, January can be the prettiest month in this region! (The trouble can be in finding a clear view to photograph the mountains!) After the rains, the air cleared and the snow was down to about 6000'. While running errands, Ken scoped out a couple of locations for photos and we returned to capture some beautiful images. We live no more than a mile from this spot but the trees in yards block the view.

FYI: we can leave the house and be in the snow in about an hour (depending on traffic, of course!)

(The fun of a long-running series of photos is that I looked back, and it was on the 13th of January last year that I photographed a very similar photo of the snow-covered mountains! http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2016-01-13 )
It looks like a stage set. Amazing!
January 15th, 2017  
@allie912 Thanks, Allie! The other 11 months you can hardly see them! That's why we enjoy the view so much in January!
January 15th, 2017  
Beautiful shot.
January 15th, 2017  
Very pretty!
January 15th, 2017  
this is an awesome panorama - those clouds and mountains
January 15th, 2017  
fabulous view. I never realised you had snow quite to close. I thought it was sun, sun, sun in Southern California
January 15th, 2017  
Only in January! Gorgeous shot! Did you get my text? I wasn't sure if it came over on Ken's phone.
January 15th, 2017  
@joysfocus Got the text and just wrote you a reply...let me go check to be sure I hit "send"! hmmmmm...
January 15th, 2017  
SoCal is so beautiful this time of year when there's snow n the mountains and the air is clear. Glad you haven't floated away!
January 15th, 2017  
Great shot. Enjoy the snow.
January 15th, 2017  
Beautiful
January 15th, 2017  
Wonderful scene :)
January 15th, 2017  
Wow Louise this is just stunning!! So sad you can only see the view in January!! I wish I could go somewhere local and get a fabulous view of the mountains!! Jealous or what? LOL! Huge Fav!!
January 15th, 2017  
A spectacular view Louise and the snow is so lovely when it's not in your yard. I hope you are enjoying your time in your winter home. :)
January 15th, 2017  
What a beautiful view!
January 15th, 2017  
Just watched the movie Chinatown yesterday, so my eye is drawn to that tiny trickle of water in the gully.
January 15th, 2017  
Wonderful capture...gorgeous mountains
January 15th, 2017  
The contrast of the sun and the snow is wonderful :)
January 15th, 2017  
Great panoramic view and a beautiful capture of it. You`re privilege to live near suchs a beautiful mountain area.
January 15th, 2017  
Amazing view.
January 15th, 2017  
Wow, great view Louise, love the way the urban gives way to the countryside and mountains.
January 15th, 2017  
Beautiful
January 16th, 2017  
We`ve winter now. Only. I live close to the sea and between a river delta. Our winters are moderate. Lots of rains and temp. always around Zero/32 . We call this: ``Kwakkelweer`` = +/- unsteady weather .
January 16th, 2017  
What a view! Our landscape is so flat in Southern Ontario, always jealous of mountain views!
January 17th, 2017  
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