The northwest is in full bloom on a plant level. It has yet to blossom into summer however with the sun shining only rarely. This makes me and people in the area feel unmotivated as if we are still in winter. I want to go to bed early because it is cold and rainy, yet the sun stays up so late and by the time I realize it, 10 pm has come and gone! Then there is the light again at 5 am, making me think it would be good to get up but it is so cold which makes me feel tired. I am sorry for the rest of the continental US with the droughts and fires and I am happy to trade some rain for some sun.
Here are a few photos from our garden which helps me realize that summer is actually here with the bounty of delicious greens, color from the flowers and new growth occurring rapidly! Viva summer!