The Hummingbird who patrols the front slope Aloes, surveys his world from the top of a dormant Lagerstroemia 'Dynamite'.
Lagerstroemias never cease to amaze me. They appear utterly dried out and dead at this time of year--but they are perfectly alive, serenely awaiting spring. Most northern hemisphere gardeners are probably waiting for spring with an emotion other than serenity, the exception being us here in Southern California. Here, winter equals rain. After five blistering, tree-killing drought years, we want as much rain as we can handle. Carry on here, Winter, as long as you can.
More vignettes this Wednesday at Flutter And Hum.