I think this is Cordyline banksii Electric Star, I love those colors.
Urban birds need houses too...
This sliding gate is vaguely familiar, like I've photographed it before. Seems possible as I love the look, I'm also quite fond of the stock tanks used as a safety barrier on the roof-deck.
Peek-a-boo! I see opuntia pads back there.
This was my most exciting discovery of the outing.
A nice big Echium pininana forest!
Technically these biennial/triennials aren't hardy here in Portland, but we've obviously had a few mild winters.
I made note of the location, if this winter continues without an obscene arctic blast then there should be quite the tower of flowers late this spring.
I wonder how old these guys are? I could hear someone moving around inside the house, but never saw them so I didn't get a chance to ask.
Moving on...I bet this is a cool, shady and enclosed space in which to take a load off, in the summer time.
Hanging above you would be this fine creature...
I am the last person who should be making guesses at grass ID, but I think this is Bouteloua gracilis 'Blonde Ambition'—I loved it against the colorful phormium with the horizontal texture of a brick wall there behind it all.
And finally, passing by McMenamins Kennedy School and almost home, we had to pause and admire the colorful Mahonia gracilipes berries.
Weather Diary, Jan 6: Hi 53, Low 46/ Precip .76"
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