The first few days of 2010 have been sunny and warm here in southern California. The weather almost always cooperates for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. But a few days earlier, as we drove back from our visit to northern California, it was cold and drizzly. Driving over the Grapevine and Tejon Pass (elevation 4144'), the fog was thick, the air cold, and the windshield wipers were on. When we reached Pyramid Lake, though, the fog lifted, and I pulled the car over at "Vista del Lago" to take a picture.