Praise God. Manna from heaven in the form of rain. On Tuesday and Wednesday this week it rained a total of 2 inches. In the broad scheme for many places, that isn’t much. But for this location, it’s a wonderful blessing.
Some places nearby received an additional inch or more a few days earlier. So we’re seeing bright green grasses and chartreuse-colored new leaves on trees.
Some kind of yellow poppy, I think. Notice the common factor in all these pictures is that the flowers grow in a thin layer of rocky soil. They also favor soil that has been disturbed, like along the edge of a road.
Rain and warm weather will turn the whole state into a wildflower lover’s dream. So far, we just haven’t had enough moisture for a widespread production of all the old favorites.
“My heart found its home long ago in the beauty, mystery, order and disorder of the flowering earth. I wanted future generations to be able to savor what I had all my life.” Ladybird Johnson