Today we're being bombarded with wind and a touch of rain so it's a good thing I took these
photos on Monday.
The Australian Sweet Broom bush has a few flowers just coming on it's branches, as well as a friend or two.
I'm not sure what this pretty little guy is, but he was happy to pose for this photo then slowly meandered to
the other side of the petal, out of site.
This miniature rose is a plant that was purchased at the VA Hospital gardens,
here in Long Beach many years ago. They have a wonderful program there for the Veterans. Jim, the man
who heads up the program, utilizes the garden grounds to rehab those vets that are in need of a quiet place
to work and readjust from the stresses and often time horrors of a soldiers life.
They cultivate and maintain beautiful flower and vegetable gardens and it's a
hidden jewels and welcome respit for the folks that go there.
The Mexican Sage is one of my favorites with it's teddy bear like, soft and fuzzy blooms.
It's also draught tolerant and blooms throughout most of the year.
I'm off to sculpt and paint!