"To Boldly Grow Where No Man Had Lawn Before"
I noticed that some of the agaves kind of closed up, thus presenting edges instead of flat surfaces to the hail and cold.
Perhaps they are (very slowly) applauding the sky for finally delivering some rain? :)
Oooh no, poor babies! I am really glad that we didn't get hail here only plenty of rain.Your last photo of the aloes flowers is simply stunning! Sooo... beautiful!Warm regards, Christina
Aloes are the stars of winter. The plants with dings will grow out of them, and all will be well. :)
Hail? Ack! You'll be posting rainfall totals soon, or did I miss that in another post?
Next post! We got 4.3" alone from that last series, which ran from the 19th to the 23rd. Wheeee!!!
Yikes! The poor succulents - first nearly drowned and next assaulted. I hope the battle scars heal.
They'll grow fast because of all the rain. :^)
I had no idea southern California ever got hail; condolences on the succulents.OTOH, the footprint of the worst drought has shrunk considerably (at http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/). It's hard to imagine that the region would go back to the old ways after such a long, ongoing stretch...The snowpack is great reassurance, and I hope this winter water is coming in time to save a lot of trees.But hail seems like such a gratuitous local insult -- grrrr.
Hail is fairly rare here--once or twice a decade. Once or twice a decade too often as far as soft succulents are concerned.Yes the drought map update was quite encouraging! We were upgraded from "exceptional" to "severe". Who would think "severe" could be worth celebrating?
That shot of the Aeoniums is hilarious, and the Aloe pics -- wow; you're right, all will be well. Hummers must have found the hail pretty shocking.
The hummers were parked in various places under our patio cover and archway, looking a little grumpy. It didn't last all that long--a few minutes.
An outbreak of zits is never pleasant. Just keep telling them how beautiful they are.
Just like teenagers, they'll grow out of those spots.
Oh your beautiful Aloes ! We've had no hail this year, but my god the rain ...I thought it would never stop. We are looking at a full dry week at the present,maybe I can actually work on pruning the roses.
When winter sun shines through the flowers, the heart sings. Hopefully no flooding for you. Dry weather here too. It's nice to be back out there, but I hope this is not the end of our rainy weather for So Cal. More would be really good. Enjoy the pruning!
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