Down in Zone 8, in January, everything is brighter, milder, and cheerier.
Yesterday, after some pretty deep midwinter malaise, to the level of existential crisis, the clouds cleared and the sun came through just as it was about to set. Everything felt very, very different. In a good, good way.
We came down for New Year’s on a whim. In January 2020 in Zone 8 Austin, there are roses blooming, many in full bloom. I’m going to post pics here and guess what varieties they are.