Long Beach Winter Long Beach decides it's now Winter. Mist rolls in on the huddled procession of buildings swaddled in gray, this seasonal dance of cautious light and migrating clouds, a civil encounter. A faithful ocean finds land in the morning-long twilight; the delicious lethargy of waking up with the clouds, day-long hues of wandering gray wielding uncertainties in the indecision of raindrops. Traffic -- slow sparkling jewels, inch carefully: subdued tires tiptoe moist asphalt in shy wet whispers. Palm trees sway sanguine prayers to their sun-god, abandoned by his seasonal visit to his Yucatán1 home. © Jon Bohrn (2000)1Yu·ca·tán (y¡´ke-tàn, -tän) A peninsula in southeast Mexico between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The region was home to the Mayan civilization.
Long Beach, CA shoreline in winter