The days are now reliably warm, and the heavy rains are ushering in a lush crop of flowers.
Lilies, for example. Incidentally, I don't know what that yellow flower is in the background. A neighbor has scores of them growing in a patch in her front yard and gave us a few. Any ideas? Buttercups, maybe?
The dwarf carnations are flowering fiends, although they tend to fall over after a heavy rain (which explains the little wrap-around fence).
Snapdragons are one of my favorite flowers, and we had a bumper crop, this year. They're annuals, but instead of digging up the dead plants last fall, I spread pine straw over them. To my delight, many of them came back this year, and even the ones that didn't, reseeded.