Hot and Cold in Sunny LA

Hot it is not, cold it is neither, but 72 degrees is cool for Southern California at the end of Summer. Happy that on the first day of Fall it feels and looks a little like Fall here, with cooler weather, a few clouds, and some recent predictions of possible showers. My pyracantha has green berries which will turn red-orange as it gets closer to winter and some of the Heavenly Bamboo’s leaves are turning red and its berries are going from green to some tinges of red. Squirrels and birds like the pyracantha berries when they are ripe. The Brazilian Pepper trees leaves are barely starting to change colors. There are clusters of peppercorns on these trees and birds will eat them later in the year. It usually takes until winter for all of our trees to change colors and lose their leaves. The purple sage plant is doing really well. The hummingbirds really approve of it. We have had a couple of visiting rabbits who have nibbled a bit around the edges of the ground cover but the woolly thyme seems to be holding up in the front end of the garden. The African Fern Pines will not change color or drop all their leaves even when it’s cold.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are hot/cold and extra points for starting with one and ending with the other.  🙂  Rabbit photo via Featured image of succulent in my front yard that is changing colors.


14 thoughts on “Hot and Cold in Sunny LA

    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      This prompt prompted me to go outside and take a closer look at everything. I had been noticing some of the changes but not focusing on it as much. It is nice to be aware of the nature even in our little back yards. The rabbits got in because one of our fences is broken. They come and go. Thank you, JoAnna. 🙂

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  1. bikerchick57

    I love the pink of the bamboo leaves. Our leaves in WI have been changing, but we are experiencing unusually hot weather for this time of year – in the upper 80’s, close to 90, and humid. We should be 68. I think we are making up for cooler weather in August.

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