There are acres and acres of these beautiful purple flowers in our local mountains right now. While the desert is moving into summer mode, the mountains are still having spring. I drive past these flowers every time I go to visit my horses. I choose to board them up in the mountains, rather than down here in the desert. First of all, it is much cheaper! Second, during the winter months, as they grow out their long hair, they seem to adapt to the weather much easier than our 120 degree summer temperatures! Besides, I enjoy driving by such beauty! Today's Flowers for June 13, 2010.