Sunday, December 2, 2012

Here Comes the Su....There Went the Sun

The picture below is deceptive.  It looks like it's a nice day, but the truth is it was a short glimpse of a sun break in an otherwise wet, cold, dark, and windy day.  By the time my eyes adjusted, the sun went behind a cloud indefinitely.

On the other hand, if it wasn't for this steady supply of weather systems (i.e. rain) we've had over the past month and a half, there would have been at least a few good frosts by now, which would make sightings on December 2nd like this impossible:

Canna 'Tropical yellow'
Or this:
The flower stalk of Acanthus mollis 'Tasmanian angel' rising through a Schefflera taiwaniana
Even the leaves of this Gunnera manicata have yet to show signs of capitulating.

Gunnera manicata
If this benign weather continues through the winter, I will jump for joy from the rooftop (just kidding!).

Center left: Washingtonia robusta, Center right: Melianthus major

1 comment:

  1. Like that Gunnera. First time I ever saw one of those was up at Stanley Park in Vancouver. Tried one a few years ago, but didn't pick the best location in the yard. I may try again, although edible gardening may take it's place first.