It’s warming up. It was almost pleasant on our walk this morning.
this is actually a spring photo of Arctostaphylos patula, but placed here for dramatic effect
So why, why, before it warmed up, did it have to get so cold last night? “Warming up” means “getting warmer”, not getting colder first then getting warm. Stupid, stupid weather. Stupid weather. What an affront. Most of the plants I put in last year look okay right now, but they’re probably really dead. Stupid weather.
Four below zero. That’s minus 20 Celsius, but somehow, the “below zero” sounds vastly more sinister. Below zero…… “You think things are bad right now, wait until I drag the poor plants down below zero.” I might have been able to hear them screaming last night, but the dog was snoring.
One way to warm up as nature intended.
Another way. Similar, but less work. Surprising how a large quantity of El Yucateco makes all the worries about weather go away, just like that. Weather is suddenly the last thing to think about.
More pictures to cheer me up. Some plants have had their pictures posted here previously, but, to paraphrase Whitman, “Do I repeat myself? Very well then; I repeat myself.”
Mertensia lanceolata, the ultimate springtime flower in Colorado
Mentzelia decapetala, taken at night
a seedling hellebore
delosperma ….I forget which one ….
sempervivum, I forget which one. I wouldn’t even put a caption on this, but if I don’t, the picture goes to never-never land; I don’t know why.
physoplexis comosa ….not too hard to see why Cindy took so many pictures of this plant
physaria, vitulifera I think; there were hybrids between it and P. bellii in the same garden
phlox ‘Mary Maslin’