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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Colors of Winter in Southern California

Sharing a few photos I took today in the backyard. Weather is warming up again, 73 today but the nights are cool at 46 degrees. The ground is still wet from the recent rains. This weekend will be in the low 80's.

Liquidambar styraciflua or more commonly known as Sweetgum

Cookie Crumble amongst the leaves
Aloes beginning to bloom. The hummingbirds are loving the nectar now with so few blooms around the garden.


  1. Love your Aloes ... they are such an impressive plant and look fabulous when in bloom. Your back garden is looking quite lovely with all those gorgeous autumn leaves scattered everywhere.

  2. I love Liquidambar, unfortunately they are quite uncommon over here in Ireland. Nice photos:)

  3. What a cute kitty and I love the colors in the garden. Our Sweetgums never get that golden color they turn from green to burgundy and are the last leaves to fall.

  4. Thank you Bernie, there are a lot of blooms on it this year. Probably from all the rain we had.

  5. Stone Art, thank you for stopping by. Ireland must be cold at this time of year.

  6. Doc than you too for your visit. We love our kitty, she spends only a little time outdoors each day as there are a few cats in the neighborhood that like to come by. She is a tiny cat and can't defend herself among the big boys in the neighborhood.

  7. so funny to see your december as opposed to our december. pretty photos. i love cookie crumble!!


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