|This is a fruit tree of some sort. I'm not usually a pink girl, but the blooms are|
quite stunning. Then, I love when it has dropped its petals like colorful snow.
|These grape hyacinths were among the first flowers that bloomed this year.|
|These bearded iris are such a sunny yellow color. Their scent is beyond|
sweet. Reminds me of a woman. I picked some to enjoy inside. In the background
is cranesbill which some people seem to call geranium around here.
|The peony (I stress the accent on the first syllable) is so heavy that you|
really do need to support it with a peony ring or stake. Those fabulous graphic
leaves behind it are lance corporal fleeceflower.
|This poor butterfly was missing a chunk of his wing. Despite the "bite," he seemed|
to be getting about okay. He was here visiting the chive flowers.
|A bloom of the rhododendron. There is a giant round bush on the corner of my yard.|
Soon, it will be entirely pink and open.
|These are some of the upper blooms that have fully opened on that rhodie.|
|These tiny red lichens (I'm guessing) grow on a stump that was left in my yard. |
The equally tinyblades of grass caught the sunlight just so
yesterday. It looks so Seussian to me.
|This was my yard this morning before my neighbor so graciously cut it. I honestly|
wouldn't mind this look, but others probably think it looks like a weed field.
|White Siberian Iris along the driveway. My gay Subaru in the background. I love that car.|
|The non-descript flowers of the Solomon's Seal hang down from its stem.|
Iris leaves and an elephant ear also catch the sun.
|I had always heard that ants and peonies had a symbiotic relationship. |
They kinda help each other out though their survival doesn't rely on the other.
|Poppies glow in the sunlight with Siberian Iris in the background. They are|
more purple than my Retro Camera app captured them.
|When I found this little guy, I always thought he looked like a Moomin. |
Moomins are characters from books by Tove Jansson that I loved in my childhood.
I still have quite a collection of them.
|My mom gave us her collection of skunks for the garden. This little baby|
is tucked in by mint, oregano and butterfly weed. Neighbors have passed by and said
they just may take them for their yard when we aren't looking.
Erica Harding in Unexpectations loved to work in her gardens