Sadly, after the last bout of earthquakes earlier in the month, poor Elephant Rock has lost his trunk and is now a humble arch. :( The good news is that there should be some new and interesting column and shapes in the new year.
Having flowers on all sides of the house gives me options for quite a variety of colors and textures as I await my seeds to bloom.
There are calendulas everywhere in my garden. I have them along one fence where there's no electrical fence because the cows won't eat them. Most of them are boring but sometimes they give me lovelies like this!
This is a 'tall blue lettuce' (thanks to Missy and her botanical talents for the name). It started out very early in the winter/spring with a lovely, organized mound of leaves. I let it grow to see what it would become--turns out, it became an oversized dandelion! It's starting to bloom, but I don't know how long I will let it grow.