|When the last storm moved out late Friday afternoon, my season total (measured from October 1st) remained stuck at 1.27/inch|
At least the haze over the Los Angeles Harbor cleared, giving us a better view.
|Saturday morning's view looking from my back garden toward Angel's Gate, the entrance to the Los Angeles Harbor|
My vases for IAVOM this week are as schizophrenic as the weather. Winter blooms dominate my first vase.
|This vases features the red and pink blooms characteristic of January here, including the splashy flowers of Calliandra haematocephala (aka Pink Powder Puff)|
|I used the small silver glass vase I picked up in December|
|Leptospermum 'Pink Pearl' hogs the limelight when the vase is viewed from above|
In contrast, my second vase screams spring, even to my eyes.
|The starting point for this vase was the foliage of the variegated Hebe 'Purple Shamrock'|
|The rain in early January prompted Euryops 'Sonneneschien' to produce its almost florescent yellow blooms|
|A stray Lisanthus bloom complemented 2 Anemones growing inside my lath house|
There's another slim chance of rain later this week but, as the odds are even lower than they were last week, I'm not counting on it. The good news is that Northern California is getting somewhat more rain than we are down south but, without a February or March miracle, the rainy season here is looking like a major bust, with rain totals prospectively even lower than they were at the height of the drought in 2015.
|The new vases ended up in the front entry and the master bedroom. Last week's vase featuring Leucadendrons is still in good shape on the dining room table, needing only new stems of Lotus berthelotii to refresh the arrangement.|
For more vases, visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
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