Lush Lost

I cannot wait until this summer!

And this summer I need to remember that, when we are suffering in the 100+ degree heat. But right now, the heat sounds more tolerable than the barren landscape that has replaced the lush green yard of August and September.

The orange trees have never looked like this!  They have never lost their leaves! In our 8 years here, I don’t think I have ever seen this much cold-weather damage.

Luckily, there are new sprouts starting to appear, so hopefully they will bounce back before too long! Many of the other plants in the yard are not so fortunate. Todd has already had to dispose of a lot of the exotic cactus that we had on the porch and close to the house. They literally turned to black jelly after being frost-bitten.  One of our favorites, the  ‘Old Man’ cactus was one of the casualties….

Rest in peace old man….we’ll miss you!


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