Here in Kelsey the poppies and the lilacs are fading fast...
The shot above is the South Fork of the American River which flows past us on our west side. I thought this picture was interesting, it was taken in the morning and you can see the hillside of poppies reflected in the river. The sun has not hit the poppies yet, as it rises in the east. I have never caught this particular reflection before.
Our two lilac bushes on the west side of our house bloomed with abandon, but it was hot last week, and they did not last very long.
We planted these bushes when we moved here fifteen years ago and they grew very slowly.
The first herbaceous peonies are now blooming.
To the northwest of us is a piece of property where they hold "poppy walks". The shot above and the shot below were from facebook.
This shot from the "poppy walk" in early April looks back toward our house, which sits at the top of the ridge on the far right. You can see it if you squint.