Icy!  Thursday morning was to be the coldest morning of the week: It was! 19 beautiful degrees.  My midwestern Facebook friends are chuckling at our cold snap.

Hey!

Don’t diss our version of the tundra! just wait until you pay eight dollars a pound for oranges because the San Joaquin Valley, a prime citrus growing region of California, is getting hammered by the cold weather.

I haven’t come across any citrus trees out at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, but frost was plentiful and backlit this morning.  That makes for interesting photos.  What’s even better?  It will be close to 60 degrees next week here in good ‘ole NorCal.

Ah Thankyouverymuch.

Frost gathers on oak branch Thursday Dec. 5, 2013 at the Laguna de Santa Rosa. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Kelley Larsen of Santa Rosa walks through the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5 2013, to photograph the icy conditions. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Frost reflects in to the sill waters of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Frost clings to brush at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Ice falls from an oak tree at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Ice forms in an inlet of Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

A frozen spider web at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Steam rises at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Charlotte Ballenger photographs ice at the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

Geese pass over the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Thursday Dec. 5, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) 2013

-Kent Porter