The flowers are blooming, the weather is delightful here in California and beauty is everywhere. It is the time of year to go out and thank God for the gorgeous life springing up around us. The trees are adorned with new leaves and some with lovely flowers; the grass is green, wild flowers are abundant, and we need to stop and smell the roses. Let us give thanks for the beauty around us. Even if we live in a city, there are parks to help us thank God for the beauty found in nature.