So far we haven't had any winter yet. The temps have been in the upper 60's and lower 70's for weeks. Next week they are forecasting low 80's!! We have had only three showery days since March and we desperately need rain. But people such as my sister who has come down here to escape the deep freeze of Toronto are truly rejoicing. -- and so are we if we don't think about the rain.
All these photos were taken in the last week.
I found a few trees which have now lost almost all their leaves:
If you look carefully at the lower branches of this tree you can see how some of us decorate for Christmas
This one shows both bare trees, some with all their leaves and the beautiful date palm, so typical of Southern California.
This is our ice plant that blooms thickly in the spring. The warm weather has brought it out so much earlier than usual. The ice plant is spectacular when in full bloom -- just a mass of vivid color.
Bouganvillea that has never stopped blooming.
A neighbor's spectacular plant is blooming beautifully.
The creek has nearly run dry, just the water from sprinklers are keeping it flowing.
And look what I found up by the lake all sunning themselves on this rather small slab of cement. I had no idea we had that many turtles in the lake.
So come on by and stop for a cup of tea on the porch!
This is my entry for FMTSO. Come and visit others who are showing their town in winter, by clicking HERE