Here in beautiful coastal California, there are lush gardens surrounding us everywhere we look. On our walks, sometimes I’ll pull out my phone to capture these beautiful, short-lived flowers. Most, like the tulips and daffodils, live only long enough to announce the arrival of spring before they perish as the summer heat arrives. Enjoy these spring flowers year round! For beautiful food and flower photographs by a great local photographer who uses something more professional than an iphone, check out Kate Kline May.