The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Even though the storm was coming, I was compelled to stop and take this picture. There was a heady stream of wind pushing at me from the cliff wall to my left, and the rain was pattering in that ominous manner. My phone was buzzing with a severe weather alert and I was successfully able to ignore it while I laughed with the earth at the beauty of these native blossoms.