Although these plants are not as close together as they appear in this photo, I thought the various shades of green, as well as the contrasting textures, made this an interesting photo.
A lizard is sunning itself on the boulder. It kind of blends in with the rock. I didn't even notice it when I snapped the photo.
This is my latest hybrid tea rose, planted in late September. It currently has seven open roses and four buds. I expected the color to be a deeper gold-yellow, but since all my other roses have various shades and hues depending on conditions, I suppose this one will be the same.
Since this rose was still blooming, I didn't prune it. All my others are thinned and pruned, and tiny leaf buds have already begun on the pruned canes. By mid-March I should have more roses to show.