A late spring
Spring has come late for us in the Bay Area this year. Ordinarily our spring is around Groundhog’s Day. Now, after an extremely dry January and February, with a lot of frosts (which is also unusual), we’re finally starting to see signs of spring.
I received a new camera, an Olympus E-PL2, a couple of days ago and took of few pictures of the garden yesterday. (The E-PL2 is a micro four thirds mirrorless camera that has a near-DSL-size sensor but a small body.) This was a tough year for the garden, but things always look brighter at springtime.
Last year we bought some new fruit trees (apricots, figs, and limes). The apricots are blossoming:
As are the plums.
The outdoor jade plants didn’t mind the dry weather.
Of course there’s no holding back the lemons (the persimmon in front is still thinking things over, however).
And there are some fuschia flowers out.