The Okanagan Valley and the mountains around it are coming to life and displaying colours, as the sun warms and gentle rains drench the land. Shrubs and trees are flowering and moving into leaf. Flowers that only show themselves for a short period, because of the searing heat later in the summer, lift their faces to the sun and welcome its energy and warmth.
These yellow flowers, standing tall having survived the winter, are adapted to the arid conditions that the Okanagan Valley is known for. The valley’s microclimate means that growing conditions are the same as in Arizona. These flowers were one of several small clumps of yellow delight in amongst the browns and sandy coloured grasses of the land.