The fruit trees have started to blossom so maybe spring is around the corner. Although I think it may have more to do with the mild temperatures than any thing else. We have had some very nice day time temperatures this past week.
Here is a picture of a plum tree in blossom.
This is a Ceanothus or sometimes called California Lilac which its small blooms resemble. It is used for plantings along a wall and also grows wild on the hills nearby.
A cymbidium in our back yard. We once had lots of these in different colors but time has reduced the number of plants we now have.
I purchased the cedar boards for the side fence this week and have them stacked on our back patio to dry. I will need to rotate them periodically so all boards dry the same without warping.