“Never yet was there a springtime, when a bud forgot to bloom.” Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
This whole year has suggested a terrific spring was on the way. In California, the rains were plentiful for a change, and periodic unseasonably warm weather was erupting several days at a time. Flowers everywhere were starting to bloom, early in fact. The camellia bushes outside my front door produced quite a few blooms.
Starting in March, I took little trips to find the evidence of spring that was all around. But the flowers around my apartment complex are some of my favorites.
Splotches of color were also evident in various towns I was driving through with lots of green along the way as well.
My initial visits to Red Rock Canyon State Park and the California Poppy Preserve did not uncover extensive wildflowers, but there was promise of more to come in the occasional Joshua Tree that was starting to bloom and the isolated patches of poppies that were starting to pop up.
Over the next several weeks, I took several treks into the hills, finding some glorious wildflowers. I will share photos from those visits in the next several posts. Where have you been finding flowers in bloom this season?