Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Abies balsamea 'Nana'

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Wednesday Vignette

Sunshine and blue skies return to the PNW, at long last. I admit to leaning back a few times today with my eyes closed, just soaking in the sun, while my fingers continued to clean Arctostaphylos seeds on autopilot. But before that, the sun earlier in the morning was simply beautiful. The big, arching Eucalyptus perriniana below is one of the first things I see in the morning when I get out of the car. The low sun lit up its branches, emphasizing the warm, ruddy tones of the peeling bark and young stems. I love the long strips of bark hanging off the limbs in strands and loops. It's so exotic. Seeing this first thing in the morning took me away from the dreary cold of winter to warmer climes. I appreciate the rainy season for enabling the growth of the lush forests and vegetation the PNW is known for, and I even like it to some extent because it gives me an excuse to curl up inside with a book and take a break from gardening. But this long stretch of rain even got to me. Hopefully those predictions of a sunnier January come true. 


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7 comments:

  1. Oh, I love that bark too! As for gardening, I have pretty much squandered my week off on other things. Spent most of the past two days sorting, discarding and archiving photos. I suppose that should give me a hint for a suitable idea for the upcoming New Years resolution - as in 'don't put these mundane things off! These self-made mountains grow BIG!!!'

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  2. Beautiful photo, dreamy words (sunnier January)...

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    1. We're not off to the best start with this snow. Then it turns back to rain. I hope we can get sun AND warmth.

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  3. This week of sunshine is a GREAT way to usher in 2016...as is your photo.

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    1. I just wish sun in winter didn't usually bring cold with it, too.

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  4. I can almost feel the warmth just looking at that photo, Evan! I'm glad you're finally getting some respite from the rain up there too.

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    1. It looks much warmer than it actually was! This time of year, clear skies usually mean freezing temperatures. Hopefully we can get some sunshine without the freezing temperatures, soon. And I hope you finally get some rain!

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