Rainy weather and spring flowers

Apparently we brought the gray gloomy, stormy weather with us to California.  It’s been raining off and on since we arrived, which is great for the natives here, but not for people who have been immersed in the gray gloom all winter.  But, the rain has brought spring with it, so it is green, green, green, with lots of flowering trees in full bloom in the northern California backyards.

flowering tree

yellow flowering shrub

A massive yellow bloom on this flowering shrub. And ripe oranges await picking in my mother-in-law’s backyard

The magnolia in the front yard has almost finished blooming

The magnolia in the front yard has almost finished blooming

3 thoughts on “Rainy weather and spring flowers

    • The almond trees (top photo) are one of the first to bloom here in northern California. That’s the crop for which California farmers import all the honeybees — thousands of hives each year are transported across country to pollinate the flowers. The second photo is a type of Jasmine.

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