The top two photos below show an example of the abundant wildflowers on the native Okanagan landscape right now. Arrowleaf and the Saskatoon berry blooms cover the hillsides.
The bottom two photos show the fruit tree blooms from the nectarine and the cherry trees we planted in our backyard. Right now the apricots, cherries, nectarines and peaches are bursting with flowers in the orchards in the Okanagan valley.
I painted larger than I have been, using a 16X20 canvas...enormous for me, AND using the brushes seemed like a challenge again. Next week I'll post the results of the painting Linda helped me work on! Now to get back out into that sunshine!