Blue Iris

My favorite irises are about to bloom.  The Siberian Iris.

Siberian Iris

The first clematis blossom opened this week.  The plant died back quite a bit after our record cold winter.  It only has a handful of buds this year.


I spotted our friend “Chippy” filling up his cheeks under our neighbor’s bird feeder a few nights ago.


We see deer in our yard every day now.  Sometimes twice or three times a day.  The deer repellent has kept them away from my Asiatic lilies until a couple of days ago.  They ate all but two buds.  😦

The fog moved out this morning and we actually had an 80 degree day with peeks of sunshine.  We are hoping for another warm day tomorrow.  Fingers crossed.

In Bloom

Lots and lots of rain this Spring, followed by a few days of heat has created some amazing flowers in the yard.

Budding Iris
Blooming Iris

Even one of our indoor plants is ready to bloom. My Mom gave each of the kids an African violet plant a couple of months ago. This one is the first to have buds. The other one isn’t far away.

African Violet

Unfortunately, today has brought more rain.

Rain On Rose Leaves

Sun and warmer temperatures are forecast to make a comeback this weekend. We are eagerly awaiting you!