It has been cold! At least cold for typically sunny Southern California! I don't think the season has changed for some of us, as I saw more than a few people shopping in shorts and flip flops (even one gentleman was bare foot, double burrr!) in our last rain storm! I am taking this weather as the opportunity it is to drink in loads of hot tea, coffee, and cocoa (and maybe even float a few mini marshmallows in there)! The few trees that turn a pretty color in these parts are doing so now. I am LOVING it! It also makes the task of unloading the kiln, a task normally dreaded in the heat of any other season, a cozy and inviting affair. I was pleased to unload a few open heart dishes from this firing! They made my day!