But few would call winter in ABQ "hard"; most are not even considered "winter" by many northern transplants! A few 1-2" snows to paralyze the town, some dustings, and over half our storm events as gentle rain - called mujer rains by some (mujer = woman in Spanish) - that's usually it, among mostly cool sun or high clouds.
With no storms in sight for the next week, I'll enjoy the low light and the last of 2012's plant growth.
|Deergrass still has some green among the gold; a month ago, it was gold among the green.|
|A pink selection of Autumn Sage, nicely protected and now in mostly shade, shows off some.|
The other foliage, Soft-leafed Yucca and Hairy Mountain Mahogany, remains as green bones.