Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter begins today

  Today is the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year, and the start of winter. From here on out, the days will be getting longer. The winter solstice is really an event — the point at which the sun reaches the most southern point in the sky. It happened at 12:11 p.m. ET today. On this the […]
Friday, December 21, 2012

First day of winter in Burbank

A cold snap in the Southland has produced some bone-chilling temperatures in Burbank this week. The cold weather is expected to continue through the weekend with rain likely, beginning tomorrow. The low this morning dipped into the 30s and the high should reach around 66 on this first day of winter. That’s a few degrees warmer than yesterday’s high of […]
Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jean Youn: A hardy flower that blooms in winter

Photo courtesy Guest Blogger Jean Youn Do you like flowers? If so, what kind do you like? The most popular flower in Korea, China, and Japan is what’s called Me-wha. Its English name is Japanese apricot blossom. If you look at a lot of old Asian art, many are images of Me-wha or Japanese apricot blossoms, orchids, chrysanthemums, and bamboo […]
Thursday, January 5, 2012

Another sunny and warm winter day in Burbank

I know the calendar says January, but the weather feels very much like springtime in the Southland. And I love it! Temperatures soared into the mid-80s yesterday in B-town and are expected to do the same today.  We could see a slight cooling trend by Friday here in the Media City. Sigh. Sooner or later winter weather will return  …  until then enjoy […]
Friday, September 30, 2011

Garden Guru: Growing winter veggies from seeds

 A couple weeks ago I had a class at work, which was about winter vegetable seed planting. Unfortunately, with that hot spell we had I talked those in attendance into waiting a bit for cooler temperatures — then start seed planting. Seed planting the winter veggies is pretty cool and easy. First thing is, stay away from such summer veggies […]