I found a field of naturalized scilla growing next to the violets. I have a special place in my heart for scilla because it reminds me of my grandmother whose name was Scylla. It’s also one of the first blankets of colour to greet us in early spring.
Last year’s scilla.
I thought I had certain areas of the city thoroughly mapped out based on the flowers that live there and when they bloom, but yesterday I discovered a huge field of blooming violets that I had not been aware existed. Colour has returned to my city.
If you look closely you can see a little flying insect in the foreground. The world is alive again. I am soaking it all up, not taking anything for granted.
This is what it’s looking like around here these days. Although, in all honesty, I took this photo in April 2004 so technically this is what it was looking like at this time four years ago. Which looks very much like right now.
While walking in San Francisco. The blue flower is Lobelia.
I saw my first dandelions of the year in San Francisco.