Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Camera Walk

It is my custom to go out on Thanksgiving morning at sunrise to shoot fall vineyard shots. I ended up at the river instead, and had a fine time shooting reflections in the water. On the way home I stopped downtown , took a few more riverside shots and noticed a few November oddities around the promenade .

At this upscale hotel, the guests have views  of stuff that should be black slime by now...




Tibouchina in full bloom..





The Weigela on the right hasn't lost a leaf.


These Cannas look puny, but still  have leaves. Very few Aloes are hardy here, but these seem robust.



Impossible.


Aeoniums live on...


Not to mention the Colocasias.




More Aeoniums hang out with a squirrel topiary.




Pomegranates love it here.


This quasi bonsai-ed olive tree was oddly positioned in  a planter with Stipa , Canna and a few other unrelated plants.



I believe these are winter hardy..


12 comments:

  1. It looks as though your downtown area has a great microclimate thing going on - an Hibiscus in late November! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Kris, it was laid back this year--by choice and featured spaghetti and meatballs!
      I think the proximity to the river has a moderating effect here.

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  2. Some very inspirational photos there!

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    1. We could use some winter through--a rain dance might be in my future !

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  3. Well it is California, after all!

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  4. Very special blooms and foliage for Thanksgiving! The forecasters are threatening snow (I never believe them) and lows in the low to mid 20's (yes, Fahrenheit!) here so all of our tender plants that haven't already been brought inside for the winter will be soon. Hope your Thanksgiving was as spectacular as your pictures!

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    1. Peter , that cold front will be visiting us as well.--no snow here but nights in the 20's --time to cover the citrus !

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  5. All that stuff is likely black mush by now, except that last one, which is the one that should be black mush. Hopefully you got some rain...

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  6. Hmmm, hope this isn't a duplicate post.

    Likely all those lovelies are black mush by now. Unfortunately only that last is the one that should be black mush. Did you get any rain? We got a little bit.

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    1. Only a slight duplicate Hoov ! And mush is the order of the day--in the 20's night after night, with more to come. Things I usually keep out (they are okay with frost ) have bit the dust. Even the indestructible Star Jasmine got hit . I am not looking froward to heating bill.

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