We often mention the cognitive dissonance of the Northern California seasons. Green in winter, brown in summer. We will focus on the green….and the flowers that hang on through winter. The roses get their petals knocked off by the rain, but they keep coming back. The rosemary is still in bloom and a few of the bees are working the blossoms. The hummingbirds scrap over the remaining flowers (and let us know to back off!). Our kind of winter.