The January daily rainshowers mean raincoats every day. Carrot Soup came to work with me and she (not I) discovered a new plant in the museum garden!
Garrya elliptica is a very early blooming plant native to California and southern Oregon. Carrot Soup loves them for their evergreen leaves, and odd catkins!!
Having spent several weeks on top of our Christmas Tree, she is an experienced tree-percher. She did point out that wings would have made it easier for her to reach the top.