evryone, sorry am so long responding.....i work retail so this is non-stop season for me. thanks for the nice pictures! glad to know plants are taking it all in stride.it is remarkable how weather patterns change from year to year, december of last year had already been record cold here. we had snow late evening 12/25/10 only "white christmas" in my entire life. january 2010 very cold also. today is sunny, hi 60F, perfect winter weather! the grat thing is any precip is so badly needed in drought areas of tx/nm. merry christmas to everyone, white or not!!!