All images: Silvana Ferreira
Growing up in South Africa, we never had snow or real Christmas trees during the holidays. The southern hemisphere enjoys a good barbeque and maybe even a dip in the pool at that time. I had my fair share of snowy holidays (beautiful and cozy but often messy and inconvenient) when I lived in New York but nothing beats the mild climate we enjoy today in the San Francisco Bay Area. There's a little chill in the air (and lately a good deal of rain, too) but you can always take a stroll on the beach to unwind. Here are some of my recent winter coastal images from the area.