At the beginning of April the pasqueflowers started blooming and now they are almost finished with their annual showing.
The crocus-like blooms announce the beginning of spring.
The end of spring is heralded by their fuzzy seedheads.
At the start of spirng, the flowers a few inches tall. By now they are about 12 inches tall and going to seed. What a transformation! They seem to be a different species now.
I would be sad, but in the last week or so other flowers have started blooming - bluebells, goldenpea, kinnikinnik, desert parsley and assorted weeds.
In the next month the penstemon, cranesbill and dogsbane will appear - a summer full of flowers to look out for.