March 21, 2011

Beauty before the Storm

It's so peaceful to roam around the garden, looking for the prettiest flower, and the best angle to photograph it.
A Camellia bud getting ready to burst.

Beautiful Lilacs, a rare sight in Santa Barbara.

Brilliant Clivia's are happy in their new home under the orange tree.

All was well . . . and then a late season storm hit hard. 7" of rain in 24 hours! Fortunately, it has stopped for a while, but more rain is expected tomorrow. The ground has been completely saturated, flash floods warnings were issued, and the risk of mudslides is pretty high. I hope the next storm takes a different route and lets us dry out a bit.