In the fall, I went home to Ohio to attend the funeral of my uncle Larry, my dad's brother-in-law. It was a sad time for our family, but seeing my parents, aunts, and cousins made it all more bearable for everyone.
My mother is an somewhat fanatical gardener, and though it was the end of the summer, her flower garden was in full bloom. I took some pictures of their bounty, and through the long, rainy winter, like to take them out to look at them from time to time.
With spring's arrival throughout most of the US, I thought I would share some of what we have to look forward to in the coming months. Here in California, the brillian orange California poppies are already making an appearance along the side of the road.