"The Earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
May is a beautiful month in my part of Northern California. The temperatures have not yet reached unbearable highs and the air is filled with the scent of beautiful flowers.
This month I have been surrounded by gorgeous blooms. I have only 3 rose bushes but they bloomed prolifically in my favorite colors: a honey gold and a perfect pink. Then, on a mid-week excursion to my local Trader Joe's I was pleasantly surprised to find peonies! I've never had peonies before so I jumped at the chance to bring some home. They did not disappoint and I am very motivated to try growing some. Lastly, my dear in-laws surprised me with a Mother's Day bouquet of blossoms in the most gorgeous purples, oranges and yellows. Sigh...I do so love flowers!
And I know they are not flowers but I just couldn't resist including these two images of succulents that arrived in the mail as a surprise. A dear friend of mine sent me all these starts after I told her Gus the Wonderbeagle had taken to eating the few I had planted (one of which she had previously sent me). Seriously...I'm in succulent heaven!
Thanks you for humoring me while I showcase some of my favorite flower images this month. I just couldn't help myself. Please continue on to Trine's gorgeous blog...and don't forget to leave some comment love!