Tuesday, May 26, 2009

On the Cusp of Summer

Here in the Santa Clara Valley we are on the cusp of summer. Spring flowers are fading fast and the late bloomers are out in big numbers. Summer really has arrived for me when the Buckeye bloom.

I was out for a ramble the other day on the Uvas Reservoir to check in on this old friend, my favorite buckeye tree. And beauteous it is right now, fragrant and a hub of activity for bees. I took a moment to climb in under the branches to get out the sun and found a whole new way to look at this beauty.