Greetings and salutations everyone; yes, once again it is I, Chess the purebred border collie, here to bring you the latest news from our garden on this delightfully chilly day. You may remember me from such excellent posts “Trouble In Paradise” and “A Futile Effort”, among so many others.
Here I am in a characteristically noble pose.
Suitable for framing, don’t you think? Actually I was wondering when the guy I live with was going to give me a biscuit. He did eventually.
It’s been somewhat cold here. This was before we went on our afternoon walk, and before the wind came up.
At least one of the agaves here didn’t much like the sudden drop in temperature in the several days. The guy I live with says this is cuticle damage, because the agave was spending all this time thinking it was nice and warm, instead of bundling up for the cold, or something like that. He says it’ll recover.
The big ones seem okay too. Agave havardiana. The one over on the right that doesn’t look okay actually is, according to the guy I live with, who said it had too much wet snow on it last winter, and so it got moved over here to a “safer” place. It just looks bad. And, I guess I should say, looking bad is pretty normal for almost everything here.
Meanwhile, in the back yard, practically nothing is happening. Practically nothing happens here all the time, which might drive some people crazy, but we like it that way. Here’s a picture of the rock gardens taken from the upstairs window. He wrapped the Picea pungens ‘Fastigiata’ like he always does. Or really, he wrapped it with ugly brown twine and then re-wrapped it with Nutscene green twine, so it didn’t look so awful. Even I could tell the difference.
I guess that’s all. They say it’s supposed to warm up in a few days. Maybe even get to freezing. It’ll be almost like summer.
Until next time, then.