We drove out to San Bernadino the other day to visit former Alaskans Jonathan and Mary Anderson. Jonathan's now chair of the public administration department at Cal State San Bernadino.
Here's Jonathan picking us some lemons from his very loaded lemon tree. Their house is on land that long ago was a lemon grove and the neighborhood has lots of citrus trees.
This is their orange tree. And no, that isn't snow. It's white rocks. But they had had a freeze the night before, and Jonathan thought we needed to go for a drive up to the mountains - a quick half hour up to about 4500 feet above sea level.
Southern California isn't always clear. Sometimes it's just moisture from the ocean and other times it's smog. It seemed to be a combination of both.
He found us some snow.
There wasn't much to see in the arboretum at this time.
Headed back home.