Tuesday, March 01, 2016
The threat of a full on El Niño year for California was apparently just that, a threat. There has been quite a bit of rain this winter, but not the amount that was forecast: February's weather was simply spectacular. Temperatures in the the mid-70s all month were very springlike, just gorgeous. (We have not had the need for any type of heating in Vinoland for the past 11 days.) Consequently, Vinoland's daffodils all flowered early this winter and it was hard for me to find a perfect bloom to photograph - hence the rather bedraggled, dog-eared daffodil represented here on today's post. There possibly could have been a better specimen just outside Vinoland's gates, but I didn't want to venture that far in my pyjamas. Wouldn't want to frighten the neighbours so early in the morning, would I? Nope.