JUST ABOVE SUNSET – as a commentary site – has gone dark, at least for now. For now there’s just occasional photography, and each Saturday that would be botanical galleries.
Softened Roses (40 images): That was odd. The month opened with cool overcast skies, not like Los Angeles at all, but the soft light softened all the roses in bloom everywhere. They became subtle, and hectic Los Angeles became quiet and still. ~ Saturday, April 2, 2022
The Survivors (30 images): This is what persists here in Southern California now. There’s nothing new. The last item is Orchid Rockrose – Cistus creticus (Cretan rockrose) – “Cistus is a genus of flowering plants in the rockrose family Cistaceae, containing about twenty species. They are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands.” No need to water these. Useful out here these days. They’ll survive. ~ Saturday, April 2, 2022