Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winter sunshine

It was a very pleasant Saturday here in Vegas, temps were right around 20c (68f) all afternoon with bright sunshine. We usually get a few weeks of nice weather at the end of January, then it cools off a bit. We usually spend this time cleaning up the yard and trimming the trees and bushes. This year B decided to do quite a bit of cutting back, as our sagebrush (now about seven years old) are over six feet high. They are really nice several times a year, when they are covered in purple blooms, but are a bit too large now. I know, there are varieties that stay small, but not when we bought these. The results of the pruning?

Piles and piles of branches waiting for bagging and disposal. You can see the results behind, we left them about a meter high. Beneath one side we found some paperwhites blooming already.

And the sunset sky was nice and clear, just a little mist and the aircraft vapor trails leaving LA.


Colleen Barnett said...

Lovely! Must have been a weekend for pruning. The paperwhites are lovely. How do you tell the difference between paperwhites and johnqhills? They are beautiful anyway. Thanks Joe!

Short Poems said...

Beautiful shots... you have nice blog... love it!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm glad you had a good weekend!

Jammie J. said...

That was a nice surprise to find when you pruned back. :) Usually one just finds a lizard or roly-polys.

Don said...

Looks like a good weekend's work. The flower was a nice bonus. Very nice.