Spring has come to the Canyon

Pleasant childhood memories were restored today as I walked around enjoying the huge display of hundreds of daffodils planted last fall. The jonquils much smaller than the King Alfreds, but their fragrance more intense.

These beautiful spring days are so fleeting, cherish each day full of sunshine, warmth and rebirth! Huuuuummmmmm...

I was drawn to the sour cherry because of of the intense buzzing. Hundreds of honeybees flitting from blossom to blossom. Busy bees! Not since I was a very young girl do I remember hearing so many. They would always cover the wax leaf privet that grew as hedges separating neighbors yards. The days were warm, the fragrance strong and if our ball went into the hedge, we’d yell, “Be careful of the bee bushes!” I was always so afraid of getting stung, but never was. I always thought it was due to the fact that I was so skillful in gingerly retrieving the ball. Now I know they were so busy going about their business that they would never go out of their way to pay any attention to me. With everyone so anxious to get out after being cooped up for so long, we sometimes rush around, too busy to enjoy where we are at the moment. Enjoy each day of being able to get out and about but don’t forget to stop and smell the jonquils and listen to the buzzing of the bees! Happy Spring! ~ Rocki & Blossom

								Spring at Feather River Hot Springs
					Spring at Feather River Hot Springs
									Spring at Feather River Hot Springs

The Colors of Winter

The brilliant red cloak of autumn is now a crumpled brown blanket on the ground beneath bare maples.

								 Icy frosting on spirea
Icy frosting on spirea...
Ninebark (Physocarpus diabolo)
...and on Ninebark (Physocarpus diabolo)
Feather River winter scene
The earth continues to renew her promise to us, we need to do the same.

Beautiful Fall Color 2020

Black oak
Black oak
Chinese Pistache
Chinese Pistache
Pacific Dogwood “Eddies White Wonder”
Pacific Dogwood “Eddies White Wonder”
Black oak
Black oak
Autumn Blaze maple with young giant redwood in foreground
Autumn Blaze maple with young giant redwood in foreground
Chinese pistache and an everblooming sunflower
Chinese pistache and an everblooming sunflower