14 December 2009

winter wonderland (in paradise, no less)

a winter wonderland atop mt. san jacinto, via the palm springs aerial tram

living in southern california means sometimes it's hard to get in the holiday mood- images of happy scarf-wearing carolers and snow-filled bucolic scenes appear somewhat disjointedly out of place, when it's 80 degrees and sunny outside...

this weekend though, m21 participated in a southern california tradition, guaranteed to put even the most jaded of southern californians in a holiday mood- a visit to the snow, via the palm springs aerial tramway! (m21 is a third generation southern californian, so he firmly believes that weather is something one visits, but doesn't actually live in...) sure the tram is a bit touristy, but it's also a heck of a lot of fun- the views are breathtaking, frolicking in the snow virtually year-round is always a hoot, and the best part is no snow chains are needed, and it's only 10 minutes away from warm, sunny palm springs proper- you can enjoy a snowball fight in the morning, yet be sipping icy margaritas in the sun at lunch!
the view from the tram car

"tastes cold!"

apres snow, back in civilization

6 comments:

Suzy said...

Imagine living in Australia...so weird singing christmas carols about white christmases when we are BBQing and waiting to go to the beach...doesn't quite work!

Annie said...

I'm envious! I live in central podunk IL where we do live in the weather! It's set to be a balmy 29 today - fabulous!

Katherine Lee said...

that looks like heaven! le sigh...

xo katherine aka. urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Margaret said...

It does not get any better than that. Glad you had fun!

Alkemie said...

The "tastes Cold" photo is absolutely hilarious. By the way, I love your sign off "Decoratively yours."

Cheers,
Karen O.

Habitually Chic said...

I love that fireplace! So chic!