We’re heading south for the whole month of February. Stopping to visit friends in Portland, Oregon; spending a day or two in Carmel to wallow on the beach(es); surprised and deterred by mudslides on Hwy. 1 through Big Sur – so taking the inland route for the first time ever; visiting family in Thousand Oaks, LA, then heading east to Palm Springs where we’ve rented a mid-century modern house for a month!! Oh look…we’re passing by the Huntington…time for a detour! Looking forward to warm air, sunny skies, desert air and lots and lots of succulents….and plenty of hikes through the desert as well.
We’re finally back to our usual 7 degree C weather again! Still a few bits of snow under the copper beech and the pond is still frozen in the middle (we COULD have skated on it obviously!!). It’s looking like I lost my beloved Prostanthera rotundifolia (Australian mint bush) and a few Grevilleas are looking unhappy. I guess that’s what I get for pushing the zones. 😦
Kaffir lilies….blooming beautifully delicate and so late in the season!