Last week, I left our dun-colored canyon and took a trip to visit my friends Chuck and Carol in the San Joaquin Valley of California. I found myself mesmerized by the big sky,
the deep green fields filled with orange flowers
and dotted with sheep – (hope you can see them in this too dark a photo),
The orchards were in bloom,
and the orange trees in my friends' backyard heavy with fruit.
In the morning, I woke up to rain and some enterprising birds eating apricot blossoms for breakfast.
There are still lots of buds and some blossoms they missed, so not much harm done.