Well, I ran out of battery taking photos this morning, so you get what I got. Use yer judgement. Knitting content will resume as soon as Totoro stops looking like the Vast Lavender Alpaca Expanse. (Bet you didn't know about the Vast Lavender Alpaca Expanse, didja? But you'll be planning your next vacation around it, I'm sure).
A little frost-burned but still lovely:
My hibiscus sneers at the slight frost and keeps on a-bloomin'.
This is African blue basil. It's a perennial in frost-free or low-frost climates. We've had frost here, but it's not dropping below about 30°F, and this is handling it (I've been covering the gardenias, frangipani etc with old sheets at night). I love perennial basil — fresh basil leaves any time of year! Though it's not the sweetest of basils, it sure beats dried hands down.