Yesterday on our walk, The Professor and I noticed the snowy mountains to the north of us. Yes, snowy mountains in Southern California! All the rain we have had here falls as snow above 5,000 feet and provides a wonderful, spectacular backdrop for the lower hills and the palm trees, with the blue, blue sky above the layer of clouds.
Imagine our delight when we found these blossoms on a tree by the road.
These blooms were blowing hard in the wind. And this afternoon the rains returned.
Perhaps there will be more snow on the mountains tomorrow.