Summer has definitely arrived. I’m enjoying all of the flowers, insects and birds.
My lilies have started to bloom and they are beautiful. I have them as a house plant because when I got it, it was too cold to plant outside.
I am allergic to the smell of lilies (they make me sneeze uncontrollably) but as long as I keep a little distance from them, I am okay. I did have to get fairly close to take these photos.
Spring was in full bloom while we were in California. The hillsides were awash with wildflowers and the trees were blooming.
Our plan was to go hiking at Hite Cove, a trail I had read about. However, once we got there, it became clear to me that it was not a hike I felt comfortable doing. Maybe 30-40 years ago, but not now. It was a steep, rocky ascent to the trail and then the trail was narrow with a steep drop down to the river.
I love to walk, but I am not the most graceful of walkers. I have been known to trip on flat pavement. (In fact, my sister nicknamed me “stop, drop, and roll” on this trip). So I wasn’t too keen to be walking on this narrow path and risk falling 200 feet into the river.
So instead, we stopped along the way and enjoyed the spring.