willows in the open space, wherein Coyote lurks
Some pictures from today. Warmer than yesterday, except for the wind. The wind coming off the mountains is often warm, but not right now. The dog, who comes bundled up without putting anything on, had a fine time on his walk.
yucca pallida; very tolerant of being under large amounts of snow for long periods of time (some yuccas aren’t)
agave mckelveyana recoiling in horror at the temperature. you would too if you had to sit outside all night. it’s fine, though.
winter comes to the Jardin Exotique
cylindropuntia imbricata x kleiniae wearing its holiday decor
still hard to believe that echinocereus knippelianus tolerates my garden ….without proper shriveling.
what a hardy cactus is supposed to do, lose water to prevent cells from freezing. this is echinocereus coccineus White Sands form.
Saxifraga x kellereri ‘Johann Kellerer’ (really); in less than a month this will be covered with raspberry-colored buds. blooms very early,
I bought a few roosting pockets from Garden Talk (a.k.a. Nicke’s), and maybe I’ll get some more, since they were investigated within a day of being hung in the lilacs. I feel sorry for the birds having to freeze their little rear ends off in weather like this.
Of course feeding the birds sometimes brings other visitors. I guess this is feeding the birds, too ….
Cooper’s hawk, I think; taken through doubled-paned, not very clean windows.