Here in Zone 9b in California's Central Valley, we have had some rain, and we have had some fog. But we have had no freezes. Yet.
I have been able to enjoy the the full bloom of the Brugmansia (Angels' Trumpets), although they did not bloom at all this year until late November. They will continue blooming until the first frost.
The camellias are just now coming into bloom.
|25 year old sasanqua camellia (no ID)|
And three newcomers that were planted last year.
|sasanqua camellia 'White Dove'|
|sasanqua camellia 'Yule Tide'|
|japonica camellia 'Debutante'|
|the first Snowflakes ( leucojum)|
My dear son, SOS2, braved the crowds at Costco
to get two large poinsettias for me, knowing I could use some cheer. He is such a kind considerate young man who would do anything for me.
And my heart goes out to those parents in Newtown, Connecticut. I don't have the words to express the grief I feel for their loss.