The SF Bay Area doesn't have seasons.....or does it?

Mixed in with the drop-dead gorgeous beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area, there's a subtlety to this part of California.

San Francisco and San Mateo counties have moderate temperatures due to the influence of the adjacent Pacific Ocean which keeps us cooler in summer and warmer in winter than the inland counties of California. This allows us to get outdoors and play year round. However, sometime I hear people say, "I miss the changing seasons" and I hear a yearning in their voices.

At Monte Bello Open Space Preserve

We do have changing seasons here, more subtle perhaps, but lovely. You feel it in the air; the harsh summer sun has a more gentle quality--it feels like a friend as you relax under its rays. You see it on open hillsides and in gardens--the trees are dropping leaves, the leaves change colors, the brown grasslands are bleached almost white, waiting for the rains to come. And surely the much-needed rains will come again.

changing seasons, mid-September, Monte Bello

If you're living in the San Francisco Bay Area, you know why you chose to live here. And if you're missing the changing seasons, I invite you to step outside, visit one of the many county or state parks or one our the Mid-peninsula Regional Open Space lands.

Take a look - you'll see the changing seasons.

Hamms Gulch trail, Windy Hill, early September

 

--- Come for a visit; Stay for a lifetime!

Lottie Kendall, Realtor®

Today | Sotheby's International Realty

San Carlos, California, 94070

CA BRE#01215160; 650-465-4547

Lottie@LottieKendall.com;

www.LottieKendall.com

www.SFCondosForMe.com

 

 

Comment balloon 9 commentsLottie Kendall • September 14 2015 09:31AM
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