This is something we've had way too little of this year in Southern California: winter weather. While the rest of the country has been suffering with massive snowstorms, we are in a drought. Locally, we just made it through a large wildfire, which usually doesn't happen in January, and without rain, we will certainly have more in the foothills that are hidden in clouds in these pictures.
The more personal side of this weather pattern is how it's impacting me. I'm one of those weird people who is actually more energized when it's cold. I find the heat just draining, and I can't focus even when it's in the 80s. I'm much more productive when there is a chill in the air. But lately I've had to take responsibility for the lack of productivity in my life that has nothing to do with the weather. This is going to be a long one folks, so settle in with the warm beverage of your choice.