The mild days of spring are rapidly giving way to the heat of summer.
The little goldfinch is gone, the nest abandoned.
The grasses are turning dry and golden, their seeds mature, awaiting next years rains so they can turn the hills green again.
The grasses make way for the Harvest Brodiaea (Brodiaea Elegans) to have its place in the sun.
Then it is time for Clarkia Amoena to bloom. Here in the gold country it is the flower we call "Farewell to Spring".
While not as hot as the desert southwest, summers in the Sacramento Valley are hot enough. Most days will be in the 90s and and temperatures over 100 are common. Many plants will go dormant in the summer heat, waiting for fall to give one more burst of bloom before winter.
You can see more views of the world at That's My World, Tuesday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.