California? We have four season just like everywhere else here on the third rock from the sun.
Really. Here are examples:
-Summer. Mild to hot days. Don’t water garden, not enough water. Don T-shirts and sunscreen. Get great tan. Wear sweatshirts at night; marine layer makes it feel like winter.
-Fall. Feels a lot like summer, ramp up temperatures 10-15 degrees, no need for sweatshirts at night, marine layer vanishes making t-shirts suitable evening attire. Sorta like summer, but at night. Windy weather makes it uncomfortable for those worried about fires. It’s also terrific kite flying weather, like spring. Don’t water garden; because everything is fried from not watering in summer. Don’t worry about cleaning gutters because summer is right around the corner. (C’mon, roll with it).
-Winter. Layer in the morning, T-shirts in the afternoon, Bermuda shorts if you’re looking for an early tan. Wear rain coat maybe twice, three times at best. Sweatshirts acceptable after sunset. Like summer. Pick flowers, because the seasons are all screwed up. Sunbathe by the pool, use sunscreen. Don’t water garden, not enough water.
-Spring. Mothball coat/rain gear. Put away sweatshirt until about 11pm. Ready fire gear for the coming summer, er, spring. Put on your favorite T-shirt and swim trunks, continue working on winter/summer tan. De-mothball rain gear, it always rains at least twice in March, like winter. Re-mothball rain gear and whip out sunscreen, a heat wave is on the horizon. Don’t water garden, not enough water. You see? We have seasons. For the first day of spring, I give you summer:
-When was the last time you saw dust in a winter vineyard? That’s right. I forgot. Last winter.