Somehow this doesn't quite look like winter. But I'm not offering up this back yard view to boast about the climate, but to contemplate that little line of plants along the low wall. Yesterday the gardeners removed a lot of unrewarding, demanding weeds - at least, we all think they're weeds - and this meant (since some were growing up, determinedly, inside a large jade bush) trimming the jade. And now they've planted all these little orphan branches all along the wall, which if even half of them grow, should be interesting. (Oh, and that's the new fence in the background, with a little passageway dug under it, at one point, for the ingress and egress of all kinds of wildlife).