The summers in the Pacific North West are quite short. However, there are indeed quite beautiful as well. I was on a walk the other night with my fiancee and our two Boxers and I brought along the camera with the intention of taking photos to some of the spring/summer mix flowers native to the Western Washington area. This place is alive and blooming in May, mostly with Rhododendrons and other types. I have posted some of my own photos as well of the native flower called a Fox Glove. It actually has a poisonous stalk if you touch it and then eat foods with your hands, so make sure if you have these flowers, to wash your hands well if you touch them. I also have taken photos of my roses as well. Enjoy!