The sun is back. Whether or not we get a drop more rain this season, the several inches of the last three weeks was a treat. Foliage around the neighborhood is now clean of a half-year's coating of dust.
A neighbor's Agave attenuata in bloom, one house over, but attenuata's foliage is always the star for me.
Two houses over, another.
That's a weeping Callistemnon in the background. It makes a good smallish tree here.
A rare sight, some moss come alive due to the rain.
Several volunteer Pyracanthas out on the road. Their berries are plentiful, while the native Toyons have none at all--they skipped blooming this summer.
Back at home, still waiting on 'Joe Hoak'. He slowed down even more because of the overcast and rain. I broke off the very tip of the bloom stalk in order to encourage bulbils, though apparently the bulbils will fail as plants. What the heck.
His sons seem to have established themselves now.
So that's a bit of foliage for today. The sun is back out, time to distribute rain water and finish planting the west slope.
Agave marmorata, clean version:
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