I have this wonderful friend, who lives in a place, closely related to the North Pole. It is snowing where she lives, and it is snowing now. In March, after spring has started. We had to go out to the foothills yesterday, and never in my life have I seen these hills be so brown. It is March, and a drive out into the foothills is normally beautiful green with wildflowers.
The only trees that you see are in peoples yards. That is how it looks here this spring. This is normally how it looks in August.
There was even a brave soul water skiing. That little boat out there. So Kim, if you need a visit, come to California. No snow, I promise.