It’s spring again and I am totally thrilled to see the abundant flowering plants and shrubs in my own yard. I haven’t made the trek to the desert this year – in a lean season for rain, there wildflower reports never tempted me out that way – but enjoying the flowers right here at home has been delightful.
It’s been especially good for California poppies, and I have relished them daily!
A number of years ago I decided that growing a lawn in Southern California was an absurd waste of time and water and having a “stone” landscape was not exciting in my view. I changed to a native landscape that would thrive on low water and low maintenance. Little did I know how much pleasure I would take in having these natives close by! Here are a few recent snapshots of my little piece of paradise this spring.
Perhaps one day I will paint it, but for now, it inspires joy in my heart and fuels me through other projects.