august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.
i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania. we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena. when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg. i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city. i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena. i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day. concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.
#8 negative - changing seasons (or lack of)
don't get me wrong. we loved the weather here. a touch of snow on the mountains is all we ever saw, rare rainy days, and a very comfortable daily temperature make pasadena an incredible place to live. but for two who grew up in the northeast, we miss having four distinct seasons. this happy family photo was taken on christmas day with nary a snowflake to be found. likewise, our fall season has only a few trees which lose their leaves.
okay, maybe i'm just being a nitpick with this one...