|Arctotis 'Pink Sugar' is off to an unusually early start this year. I suspect this is due to our exceptionally warm winter temperatures.
|I've long admired the delicate flowers of Saxifraga but I've never been successful in growing plants in that genus in my climate. The sprays of tiny pink and white flowers of succulent Crassula multicava scratch that itch.
|While many of the large-flowered Grevilleas bloom year-round here, Grevillea lavandulacea 'Penola' blooms for a few months beginning in winter. The blooms are small but profuse.
|After resting for several months from late summer through fall, all the Osteospermums are waking up. While I love them all, this one, O. 'Summertime Sweet Kardinal', with its magenta flowers, is producing the most noticeable flush of bloom.
For more January bloom favorites, visit Chloris at The Blooming Garden.
Early this morning before the moon set, my husband and I got up to view the Super Blue Blood Moon. The lunar eclipse that accompanied the supermoon began at 4:51am PST. We were concerned that our view might be spoiled by the hills to the west of us as the moon dipped lower in the sky. Added to that complication is the fact that, when it comes to taking nighttime photos, I've no idea of what I'm doing. However, I did get one half-way decent photo at 5:22am before the moon disappeared from our viewing spot in the front driveway.
And, since I was up, here's a bonus sunrise shot from the backyard garden:
The blood moon shot is my Wednesday Vignette. For more Wednesday Vignettes, visit Anna at Flutter & Hum.
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