I got to take a walk yesterday morning and it was... perfect. The sun was out, it wasn't windy but just breezy enough to keep cool, the bugs haven't yet made an appearance, traffic was almost nonexistent, and the wild flowers... Oh my. It's been raining almost daily for the last couple weeks and our semi-arid climate is totally loving it. All the native plants are flourishing. Red/orange Indian Paintbrush, white Primrose, yellow wild mustard blooms, little purple flowers on what will later be dastardly little burs known as "hitchhikers", purple clover and alfalfa - not precisely native but seeded nicely along the roadside by hay trucks and quite sweet smelling - wild pea plants with little white flowers, an occasional pink wild rose plant (a bit too straggly to qualify as a bush!), yellow Gazania, all set with a backdrop of tall green grass and a bluer grass which later in the summer will sport pokey seeds. I might add, I saw only the "good" kind of wildlife. (politically correct? I don't care.) Lots of birds, one chipmunk, and zero creepy scaly types with no legs who like to sun themselves at the edge of the road. Those creepy scaly buggers make my heart beat faster than an all-out sprint does!
Hope you're having a great Monday!