Springtime Memories (Found In My Camera)

I took these photos on April 26, 2011 when people in other parts of the country were suffering through yet another snowstorm.  The flowers and hills have long since dried up in the desert heat–and it is my turn to be envious of people living in other parts of the country–but this is one of the reasons why I live where I do:

View from my front yard

California poppies seen from my front yard


Flower The Mister planted. I'm not sure what kind it is.


Our perennials that serve as the border along the front of the house.


More of the perennial that borders the house.


And some more. During the summer, I miss the bursts of color but I'm grateful for the bounty of color the other nine months of the year.