We're getting more rain! While that makes it harder to get a lot of things done in the garden, since everything is wet, it's so good to see how good the plants look with rain drops on them, and in the winter sun when it does peek through the clouds...
The sunlight was making the leaves transparent this morning!
The opuntia is extra thick with all the water!
The rain washed all the dust off this agave, but not the leaves that are stuck in it's spines:
I'm hoping this eucalyptus will be alright... most of it looks good, but all the branch tips are discolored like the picture below.
Progress on cleaning the various messes is slowly being made! Most of the giant piles of trimmings have been removed and recycled. The russian sages have been cut back early, to get at the gopher mounds and suspected sprinkler repair. I've put traps in the gopher tunnels, and so far, there is at least one less gopher in my garden. The sprinkler repair is still puzzling me - when i dug up the line, there was no damage. Instead, the runoff appears to be related to the water hitting the garden wall and pooling?
I've also managed to clear off most of the leaves out of the acacia in the front garden: