1 Mar—Between rains, a sky gray and bright. Things I missed yesterday: African daisies and ice plant, quite thick with flowers. Blue plumbago and salvia just beginning. Two stars of jasmine among the pink buds. Bees busy at the tree mallow and the lavender.
28 Feb—Second day of steady rain, the first good soaking we've had in months. Already things are greening up. In bloom: nasturtiums, sweet alyssum, freesia (yellow and red), cape honeysuckle, the citrus trees, pink geraniums, lavender. Tulips and hyacinths just coming up. Daffodils and paperwhites fading. Winter lettuce has bolted.