California, December 2018

A novelty in Kansas, omnipresent in Anaheim

I made a trip out to California the week before Christmas, where I spent a couple of days in Disneyland. It was difficult to get good pictures of the attractions — 10,000 oblivious people staring at their cellphones got in the way — but I was more interested in the plants there, anyway. Many that are greenhouse exotics in Kansas were growing outdoors everywhere in Anaheim. This batch of pictures reflects that.

A few token pictures of the park:

Left-click and open the link in new window to see the panoramas at full size.

There were many agaves, plus a few cacti and euphorbias.

Tree-like euphorbias are native to Africa. They don’t really belong outside a pseudo-Mexican restaurant.

Bromeliads:

Et cetera.

And a couple of snapshots of cloud iridescence from the Denver airport: