Welcome to Big Bear Lake, California, a resort town in the mountains high above Los Angeles. We have a beautiful seven-mile-long lake for summer water sports, and two ski resorts for winter fun. We're at about 7000' feet elevation, smack-dab in the middle of the San Bernardino National Forest -- blue skies and pine trees everywhere!
Well, here's a sad story: I started doing Alphabe Around the House last winter, moving merrily along. Got through 'C', and while I was planning my 'D is for Dog' entry, we had to have my dear old dog Jess put to sleep. So I had to stop then.
Different Alphabe series, different season of the year,
different season of life ...
This time, since it's beautiful summer and I live in an interesting place, my theme is going to be
Alphabe Around Town
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I've planned ahead a bit, and I'll be able to do several local signs for every letter of the alphabet!
Belated intro: I stumbled across this alphabe challenge, hosted by Jenny Matlock, while bloghopping last week, and jumped in without giving it much thought. I'm usually a Planner, but I started this with nothing more than the alphabet in mind.
Fast forward a week, and it looks like I'm better organized and settled down to an I Spy Around-the-House alphabet series, doesn't it? Plenty of odd stuff to see around here :) And red will probably become a secondary theme, because my house is red, and so many of the things in it are red, too ... so OK, let's see how many entries I can accumulate that include red.
We always start a bulb on Thanksgiving, and look forward to it blooming sometime in January.
Here are the ones we did last year, photo was taken on Jan 29, so they took almost nine weeks to develop and bloom. I think it depends on how much light they get, and how warm they are. Our sunroom is very bright but rather chilly.